Samsung is planning to build a new production line in South Korea to make larger Supply OLED Displays suitable for tablets and notebooks, with the company ultimately aiming to fulfill orders for future Apple products, according to The Elec.
The Elec previously reported that Apple plans to release its first iPad Pro models with Supply OLED Displays in 2024 and said that Samsung would produce displays for those models at one of its existing lines. Samsung’s future production line would be located at a different factory and be capable of creating OLED displays large enough for notebooks, paving the way for a MacBook Pro with an OLED display, which is rumored to launch in 2025 or later.
Apple has been transitioning its iPad and MacBook lines to mini-LED displays over the last year, and OLED would be the next step after that. Unlike mini-LED displays, OLED panels use self-emitting pixels and do not require backlighting, which could improve contrast ratio and contribute to longer battery life on future iPad and MacBook models. Apple already uses Supply OLED Displays for its latest iPhones and all Apple Watch models.
In the meantime, Apple is rumored to be planning more devices with mini-LED displays, including a new 27-inch monitor that could essentially be a Studio Display Pro.