LG Display Is Working On Bringing OLED Screens To Future iPads And MacBooks

LG Display is reportedly working to become the supplier of OLED display panels for iPads and MacBooks. The report believes that the company will be the provider of two iPad displays as well as the bringing OLED to the MacBook lineup around 2025 — three years from now.

That MacBook 2025 launch is penciled in for “around 2025” according to the report, with a Gen 8.5 OLED panel expected to be used according to The Elec.

LG Display is looking to various methods for the deposition process besides the etching fine metal masks it uses for Gen 6 (1500x1850mm) OLED panels when depositing the red, green and blue organic materials. LG Innotek is providing fine metal masks and related solutions.

LG Display is aiming to supply Gen 8.5 OLED panels, which will be used for IT applications, to Apple for their first OLED MacBook, which is expected to launch around 2025.

While the OLED panels won’t be ready for a future MacBook until 2025, things could happen much sooner for those hoping for an OLED iPad, however. The company’s Gen 6 OLED panels are thought to be destined for two iPads — likely the two iPad Pro models.

The South Korean display panel maker is planning to use its Gen 6 OLED lines for the two OLED sporting iPads (12.9-inch and 11-inch) that are expected to debut earlier than the OLED MacBook.

This backs up previous claims by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that had Apple launching a MacBook with OLED in 2025, but not until after the company has already brought the same technology to iPads — in 2024, according to Kuo.

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