Tech World’s Rivals
Rivalry in front of the customers but a reliable business partner behind the wall. Yes, this is what the two technology behemoths Apple and Samsung are. They are one of the fiercest pairs of rivals in the technology world, however, their business goes hand in hand. Samsung’s displays are not a rare sight to see on numerous Apple products, including the high-end iPhone models and the latest generation Apple Watch models. A new report suggests Samsung may be the supplier of the OLED displays for not only a future MacBook Pro but also the iPad Pro line-up.
OLEDs in the newer PROs
According to industry sources, Apple is considering the adoption of OLED displays in its high-end ‘pro’ models of notebook and tablet PC product lines. The new 16-inch ‘MacBook Pro’ with an OLED display will be added to the notebook line-up and the existing 11-inch ‘iPad Pro’ display from LCD to OLED. It has been predicted by noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He first estimated a 16-inch (perhaps 17-inch) Mac laptop for this year but has since moved his projection to 2021. Which makes sense as Apple surprised everyone with a 15-inch MacBook Pro update this week. Kuo later said Apple is planning to release a new 15-inch to 17-inch MacBook Pro with a mini-LED backlight in the first half of 2021. It is unclear if this will be a future iteration of the 16-inch MacBook Pro or exactly how Apple’s plans will play out.
Little else is known about the rumoured 16-inch MacBook Pro or new iPad Pro models at this time. Apple earlier this week released new 2019 MacBook Pro models surprising the users and consumers, but the only changes are faster processors and a “new material” added to the keyboard. Given this week’s MacBook Pro sudden release, it is sensible to assume that Apple will not release the rumoured 16-inch MacBook Pro until at least the fall. Or, if the 16-inch MacBook Pro has been delayed internally, then perhaps it won’t debut until an event next year such as WWDC 2020 in June. It is too early to say.
OLED panels are extremely thin and require no backlight. As such, OLED TV’s tend to weigh less than LED/LCD TVs and are considerably thinner as compared. Moreover, they even require less power, making them more energy efficient. Apple is striving for OLED technology to make its devices better and more energy efficient too in the era of green and eco-friendly technology.