Rumors about Apple’s new MacBook models are currently piling up. Now, a new report is about the display technology used.
Apple is allegedly planning for the year 2024 for the first time the release of a MacBook with OLED display. According to a report by analyst Ross Young, who has been active in the display supplier industry for 25 years and maintains many contacts, it is to be a screen in a size of 13.3 inches. The iPad is then also to be delivered with OLED in its 11- and 12.9-inch configurations.
MacBook Air with the best display?
This is not to be the MacBook Pro as Apple’s flagship, but possibly the MacBook Air, Young writes. The bestseller was currently only completely renewed with the M2 chip and a new look. However, the prognosis of which model it will be is still fraught with uncertainty, Young himself admits. Already at the beginning of 2022, it had been speculated that Apple will implement the switch to OLED technology from 2024.
Immediately after the developer conference WWDC with the presentation of the new M2 MacBook Air and the M2 MacBook Pro in 13-inch format, quite a few rumors circulated about how it will continue with the MacBooks and iPads. The analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from Taiwan currently predicts a new 15-inch variant of a MacBook. Zu Wort meldeten sich auch Mark Gurman von Bloomberg und bereits vor einigen Tagen auch Ross Young. They explained that Apple is reportedly launching an even larger 14.1-inch iPad Pro and the return of the 12-inch plane.
“Tandem Stack” for durability
Using a technique called “Tandem Stack”, the OLED iPads and the OLED MacBook should achieve higher brightness, be more durable and save energy. There is talk of a power saving of 30 percent. In addition, it should have a variable refresh rate, as known from the Apple Watch, so that it can be flexibly reduced, which is useful for energy efficiency.
Apple is currently using mini LEDs. The alternative to OLED consists of thousands of small LEDs arranged in several dimming zones. Screens with the technology are brighter than OLED displays and less prone to burn-in. However, they do not quite match the blackout of an OLED display. Apple is also said to still be interested in micro-LED technology, which combines the advantages of OLED and mini-LED, according to a report from news blog 9to5Mac.