The iPhones that Apple makes right now have flexible OLED screens. It gives a great viewing experience, but it also has some problems.
According to a report from The Elec, Apple is making the first iPad with an OLED screen.
But Apple might not use the flexible OLED screens from the iPhone. Instead, it might switch to hybrid OLEDs.
You must be wondering what makes a normal OLED display different from a flexible one.
The difference is in how they are made and how they can be bent into different shapes without breaking.
Why will the iPad use a hybrid OLED panel?
Small displays work well with flexible OLEDs. But as displays get bigger, there is a lot of crumpling that can be seen on the screen. No user would want a part of their screen to look like it was folded. So, Apple may be leaning toward hybrid OLEDs, which are made of both OLED and flexible OLED panel materials.
The Elec brought up the fact that this technology was still just an idea at this point. It would take at least a year to come to life, and even longer to turn it into a display that works. But hybrid OLEDs would help Apple reduce the amount of space the display takes up.
Hybrid panels are only 0.2 mm thick, and they are not too expensive to make. It would save some money for Apple on parts (while it still might overcharge like it always does). The current iPad doesn’t have a bad screen by any means.
But the OLED could make it look much better than before. Since iPads are becoming important office tools and tools for making content, a better display could only help users.
The launch event for the iPhone 14 is coming up soon. At the event, four new iPhone 14 models will be shown off, but the Mini won’t be one of them. It will probably have a pill-shaped notch and a new, powerful camera array.