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Apple to Launch 5th-Gen iPad Air Featuring an OLED Display in 2022

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Apple will reportedly be launching a 10.8-inch iPad with an OLED display in 2022. Following that, the Cupertino company will release two additional OLED iPads in 2023.

Apple has already begun making its swift transition towards utilizing OLED displays within its devices. Now, according to The Elec, Apple will be focusing on releasing its first OLED iPad next year. It’s being reported that the device will have a 10.8-inch display. While not stating specifically that it will be an iPad Air, the size specifications does point to the possibility that it will be the fifth-generation iPad Air that receives the OLED treatment.

Apple will reportedly be using thin-film encapsulation and a rigid OLED display panel, which “stacks organic material and inorganic material in alternative layers to protect the organic material from water and oxygen.” Samsung Display is said to be the sole supplier of the panels for the iPad.

Additionally, in 2023, Apple may release two additional iPads. It’s said that one will be an 11-inch iPad and the other a 12.9-inch iPad, both featuring an OLED display. Pertaining to the latter devices, Apple may opt for a flexible OLED panel rather than rigid. The company may also utilize LTPO TFT technology to help achieve ProMotion’s 120Hz refresh rate.

Earlier this month, Korean outlet ET New reported a similar story, stating that Apple will reportedly begin using OLED displays on its iPad come 2022.

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