Apple is currently working on releasing three new iPads in the next two years, all with OLED screens. The first one is the 10.86-inch OLED iPad, which will be rolled out in 2022, and the other two will be 120 Hz OLED iPads, slated to be launched in 2023, reported The Elec.
The report stated that the 2022 OLED iPad is possibly going to use a Thin-Film Encapsulation (TFE) method. The TFE method protects the OLED screen from moisture and oxidation, a known cause of early degradation for OLED screens. The 2022 OLED iPad’s size, 10.86-inches, is the same as the iPad Air, furthering speculation that it may be a newer generation of the iPad Air model.
The two models under development for a 2023 release are sized at 12.9 inches and 11 inches, the current sizes of the iPad Pro and iPad. The Elec report also suggests that Apple is working on a low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) panel for the larger iPads. The two larger iPads are expected to have a screen refresh rate of 120Hz.
Even as reports came about the iPads in development, Apple is clamping down on leaks. In recent weeks, Apple has been looking to plug the holes in its system from where information is leaked to the public.
Apple recently threatened legal action against a known Chinese leaker, while it has reportedly also asked employees handling products under development to wear police-grade body cameras.
At times, though, leaks happen due to Apple’s own systemic glitches. Earlier in the year, Siri, Apple’s voice assistant AI, had leaked some of the details of the upcoming Spring Loaded Event.
(Edited by : Shoma Bhattacharjee)
First Published: IST