According to the well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple would have canceled plans to bring OLED displays to the 2022 iPad Air for several reasons. Thus, Kuo hopes that we continue, one more year, with the current LCD technology, although, on the other hand, he predicts changes in the future iPad Pro.
iPad Air with LCD and iPad Pro with mini-LEDs, even the 11 “model
According to MacRumors, Ming-Chi Kuo has revised his previous prediction about an iPad Air with an OLED screen. Apparently Apple has canceled the plans due to high costs and the technology did not reach the performance and quality that the company hopes to deliver with the new iPad Air.
At the same time, the analyst has reaffirmed the arrival of mini-LED panels to the 11-inch iPad Pro, since according to him it will be “the objective of the iPad family in 2022”. Recall that currently only the largest of the iPad, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, enjoys a mini-LED screen.
Despite this delay, let us bear in mind that everything seems to indicate that Apple seem determined to abandon LCD screens now. A movement that, although it seems that it will not take place for the iPad in 2022, will begin its first steps with the rumored 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro and that, at some point, we will see the iPad range.
Along these lines, the analyst expects that “lighter, thinner and more foldable designs will be the long-term trend in tablet-type products in the next three to five years.” Also stating that Apple continues to “develop and research new screen technologies.” However, it seems clear that sooner rather than later we will see substantial changes on the screens of our iPad.