Apple wants to offer hybrid OLED technology for future iPads

Apple has always strived to improve the quality of the screens on its products, a multitude of technologies have come together in recent years to do better than the competition. According to a recent rumor, Apple could soon favor a new “hybrid” OLED technology for its iPads which will be released in the next few years.

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According to a recent report by media outlet The Elec, Apple may soon be adopting a new display technology for its upcoming screens on the iPad. Several indiscretions who confided in the media claim that Apple’s management would have been amazed by what the technology is capable of. “Hybrid” OLED. Apple was amazed and intrigued by the ability to combine rigid and flexible OLED panel materials, which allows for a better rendering and display quality clear improvement compared to current OLED screens.

According to the report, the Californian giant is still quite cautious about using flexible OLED technology exclusively, as the screens tend to “wrinkle” and the impact is more visible on large screens (from tablet type).
Apple uses flexible OLED on its iPhones, but as the screen goes up to max 6.7 inchesthere can be no wrinkled effect.

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In the past, Apple had already wanted to use hybrid OLED technology for the iPad, however things did not go to the end:

When it became known that Apple was planning to apply hybrid OLED to the first OLED iPad, the industry assumed the reason was cost reduction.

However, Apple preferred to set aside the financial economy in favor of quality. A parts industry official said, “Apple hated that part of the product’s screen might look wrinkled to the user’s eyes when using a flexible OLED.” He added, “iPhone OLED has a 5-7 inch screen, so these features are not well revealed, but it’s relatively noticeable in large-screen (10-20 inch) computing products.

Despite the fact that hybrid OLED technology does not yet meet Apple’s quality requirements and will take at least a year to become commercially viable, the report claims that Samsung Display and LG Display are seeking substrates in ultra-thin glass measuring only 0.2 mm thick to be used with this technology. Remember, however, that the current standard is about 0.5 mm, this would bring the thickness of the substrate to a level comparable to that of the iPad.

For The Elec, there is no doubt that Apple maintains a major interest for hybrid OLED, this display technology will one day land on the iPad Pro, but certainly not until the defects are corrected. Apple categorically refuses to lower the quality of its products to save on manufacturing costs.

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