Apple Reportedly Working On iPad Mini With A Larger 8.7-Inch OLED Display – SlashGear

Although the rumored dates are not confirmed, this OLED upgrade seems inevitable for Apple. The company switched to Mini LED technology on the last iPad upgrades two years ago, but that’s not much of an improvement over LCD screens, so OLED is a logical next step considering its superior display quality and power efficiency. 

Also, 2023 is almost at its end, and Apple hasn’t yet announced any upgrades to the iPad lineup — a first since the device’s launch in 2010. The lull reflects in the company’s most recent financial report, which revealed a significant slump in iPad sales compared to the other products. That’s even more reason for a big update in 2024. Apple needs a “next big thing” to drive excitement and sales, and the long-awaited OLED displays might be just the thing.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman shares the same opinion in his Power On newsletter, as he also confirms that Apple is revamping its entire iPad lineup in 2024. Ming Chi-Kuo, another renowned Apple analyst, backs the claims with a Medium post predicting that Apple will mass-produce two OLED iPads in 2024. Finally, ET News’ report also outlines Apple’s plans to bring OLED panels to the MacBook lineup from 2025, “starting with the 16-inch model, the number of OLED models will increase to 13-inch, 14-inch, and 15-inch by 2026.”