MacBook Pro With OLED Display ‘Highly Likely’ to Be Launched by Apple in 2026: Report


Apple's MacBook Pro with an OLED screen could be launched in the next two years, according to a report from Omdia that predicts a sharp increase in demand for these screens in the current decade. The company's Pro line has included its most powerful Apple Silicon processors in recent years, but Apple has yet to release a MacBook with an OLED display that offers significantly better image quality compared to an LCD panel, although at a higher price.

Technology research firm Omdia's Display long-term demand forecast tracker says the rise of brands using OLED panels in their high-end laptops and tablets will boost display demand at a growth rate compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 37 percent between 2023 and 2031. .

Apple MacBook Pro with OLED screen to debut in 2026

Meanwhile, Ricky Park, senior principal analyst at the research firm, claims that Apple's MacBook Pro model with an OLED display is expected to be unveiled after two years. “Apple is very likely to incorporate OLED into its MacBook Pro models as early as 2026,” the analyst says, adding that demand for OLED panels is expected to rise to 60 million units by 2031.

Omdia's report also highlights how display component suppliers are already making investments to capitalize on growing demand for OLED panels: both BOE (Jingdongfang) Samsung Display have invested in G8.6 OLED manufacturing technology that could lead to mass production in 2026 or 2027, while Visionox is also expected to build the same production capabilities.

iPad Pro (2024) to increase tablet OLED demand in 2024

A recent report suggested that Apple expects to ship more than 9 million units of the recently launched iPad Pro (2024) model, the company's first tablet to feature an OLED display. According to Omdia, forecasted demand for the iPad Pro equipped with Ultra Retina XDR OLED is expected to drive tablet OLED demand up to three times by 2023.

The research firm also predicts that the rumored arrival of OLED screens in future iPad Air and iPad Mini models will not only convince rivals to equip more tablets with OLED screens, but will also cause demand for these panels surpass the 30 million unit mark in 2029. .

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