In its latest quarterly OLED Shipment Report, Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) has claimed that Apple will release its first OLED iPad in 2023 (via MacRumors). The report also suggests that Apple will enter the market with a 10.9-inch AMOLED iPad.
According to DSCC, Apple will also “cancel the Touch Bar” in the future, which is in line with reports related to the upcoming new MacBook Pro. The revamped MacBook Pro models are expected to debut in 2021 without the OLED Touch Bar, which will be replaced by a standard function row of keys.
Currently, OLED displays are limited to Apple’s iPhone lineup, the Apple Watch, and the MacBook Pro Touch Bar, although the company has been working to bring OLED to Macs and iPads for quite a while now.
“Most of the rumors that we’ve heard about an OLED iPad suggest that it’s coming in 2022, which is earlier than the DSCC report predicts. The Elec recently said that Apple will release a 10.8-inch iPad with an OLED display in 2022, and back in March, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple is expected to start using OLED next year.”
Citing supply chain data, a recent DigiTimes report has also claimed that Apple is getting ready to release an OLED iPad as early as next year.