Samsung’s Two-Stack Tandem OLED Displays Likely To Be Part Of Future iPads And Macs
Samsung Display has begun working on a new type of OLED panel that could be used in future iPads and Macs, according to a new report.
The new panels, which could prove useful on MacBook Pro and iPad Pro products, incorporate “a two-stack tandem structure where the panel has two emission layers (EML),” according to a report by The Elec.
The benefits of changing the construction of the panels include the ability to double the brightness capabilities of displays. The same displays will also reportedly benefit from massively improved longevity, according to the report.
Having a two-stack structure __ as opposed to the single-stack structure currently manufactured by Samsung Display doubles the brightness of the OLED panel while its life span is expected to be quadrupled.
Samsung Display has named the material set for the new OLED panels at the T series __ the T standing for tandem.
The same report notes that Samsung Display hopes to be able to get the new panels ready for market by next year, potentially allowing Apple to use them in 2023 iPad Pro and MacBook Pro refreshes — although 2024 seems equally likely, especially for the iPad Pro lineup’s refresh cycle.
Previous reports have already suggested 2024 as a release window for a new OLED iPad, perhaps matching this latest rumor well.