Have you been dreaming of a MacBook Pro Oled since technology has become more popular on laptops? You will have to wait a little longer since these machines should not arrive before 2024.
Apple may have just refreshed its laptop lineup at WWDC, but that doesn’t stop rumors about the next generation of MacBooks from continuing. According to Ross Young, a specialist with experience in the brand’s production chains, Apple would develop MacBooks and iPad Pros with Oled technology. They would be expected for 2024.
The Oled in the spotlight
“It seems increasingly likely that Apple will release a 13.3-inch Oled laptop in 2024, in addition to the 11-inch and 12.9-inch Oled iPad Pros”, tweeted Ross Young to his Super Followers (paid subscribers). According to him, this new generation could be part of the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro family, or even inaugurate a new range of products. made in Cupertino.
For the moment, the Apple firm mainly uses Oled technology on its iPhones. Its tablets and computers are not yet entitled to it, preferring to use mini-led technology, pompously baptized Liquid Retina XDR Display. If this gives MacBooks a stunning display, especially in terms of screen brightness, Apple would therefore be ready to go a step further by soon integrating OLED panels in its portable machines.
As a reminder, Oled panels are made up of sub-pixels which emit their own light and can therefore do without backlighting, unlike conventional LCDs and Mini-Led screens used by Apple. This allows, among other things, to display almost infinite contrasts and to reduce power consumption – when the screen is black, the sub-pixels are simply turned off. Switching to Oled technology for future MacBooks and iPads would therefore allow the brand to offer ever more impressive products.
OLED and dynamic refresh rate
As Apple never does anything like everyone else, these Oled screens would have their little particularity, specifies Ross Young. They would employ a technique known as tandem stack, which consists of superimposing two layers of LEDs to improve their luminosity and durability. What’s more, these panels could benefit from a dynamic refresh rate, like the iPhone 13, allowing them to adapt to the content viewed. The games could thus be displayed at 120 Hz, while the computer could go down to lower frequencies in reading to save energy. The manufacturer also uses this technology, called ProMotion, on its iPad Pro.
It will therefore be necessary to be patient before seeing the birth of MacBooks and iPads Oled, and we suspect that these machines will be very expensive. The firm seems serious and it is rumored that Samsung will provide these famous screens to its rival. In an even more distant future, Apple may adopt Micro-Led technology which claims even higher performance.