Despite the fact that Apple is still aiming to release MacBook models with OLED displays, the company is expected to do so five years from now, according to a recent report.
The Elec reports that Apple is in talks with Samsung and LG over the delivery of OLED screens with a two-stack tandem construction for both the MacBook and iPad Pro models, according to the report.
Apple had planned to release its first OLED display in 2025, according to sources who spoke to the journal – which has a strong track record of accurately anticipating topics pertaining to firms based in the United States.
In the research, it is stated that the cost is the most significant barrier for Apple as it strives to extend the life of its displays through the use of the double stack approach, which results in a doubling of the cost of manufacturing the panel.
This construction stacks two layers of red, green, and blue emission layers on top of each other, which doubles brightness and increases the panel's lifespan, according to the paper. Aside from that, thin-film transistor (TFT) technology is required, which serves as switches for the pixels. Because tablets and PCs have a longer life span when compared to cellphones, this technology is considered necessary."
According to the source, Apple is still debating whether to employ two-stack tandem LTPO TFT panels for MacBooks or whether to use oxide TFT panels. The first OLED iPad Pro models are scheduled to ship in 2023 or 2024, and they are expected to use the latter technology, which could save some money, according to sources.