Brace yourselves, a flood of OLED Apple iPads is coming… eventually
While Apple may still have a couple of additional iPad models left to unveil by the end of 2021, it really shouldn’t come as a big surprise that a number of reliable insiders, tipsters, leakers, and publications are already talking about the company’s plans for 2022… and beyond.
The transition will continue next year
iPad Air (2020)
Circling back to what ETNews is predicting today, we should point out that the OLED iPad expansion is tipped to happen “in earnest” no sooner than 2023. In other words, cash-strapped fans of Apple’s immensely successful slates might need to wait a couple more generations before being able to buy regular and pint-sized iPads with higher-quality displays.
LCD iPads will still be a thing through 2023 and possibly beyond
If the Cupertino-based tech giant does decide to upgrade its entire iPad lineup to OLED and/or mini-LED displays by 2023, next year’s supply chain movement will essentially and prematurely set everything in stone.
Speaking of, Apple’s rumored OLED iPad adoption timeline sounds a lot like how the company gradually transitioned from lower-quality LCD to vastly superior handset panels between 2017 and 2020.
Unfortunately, it’s obviously hard to confidently predict anything else about Apple’s 2022 and 2023 iPads right now, although the next 11-inch Pro generation is likely to embrace its big brother’s mini-LED display technology, and sooner or later, the iPad Air has to jump on the Face ID bandwagon.