While no further details have yet been released by the Taiwanese publication, earlier reports had hinted that new iPad Pro models with OLED displays would release in the second half of 2021. However, a recent research note from Barclays analysts has said that an OLED iPad is not in the works for this year.
In a research note shared with MacRumors in December, the Barclays analysts said an iPad with an OLED display is unlikely to launch until 2022 at the earliest, based on their conversations with Apple supplier sources in Asia.
Assuming that Apple actually plans to release iPad and MacBook models with OLED displays, 2022 certainly sounds like a more likely timeframe.
Apple’s current-generation MacBooks and iPads still use LCDs. In comparison, OLED displays offer several benefits, such as higher brightness, improved contrast with deeper blacks, wider viewing angles, lower power consumption, and more.
Apple is also expected to release iPad and MacBook models with Mini-LED-backlit LCD displays this year.