The new iPad Pro models are expected to be thinner from 2024. This is made possible by a new OLED screen technology from LG, which the company is developing for Apple, according to the Elec. The technology should combine the advantages of strict and flexible OLED screens.
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Strict OLED screens use two fairly thick layers of glass to protect each intervening layer of the OLED panel from air and water.
With flexible OLED screens, the top of the two layers of glass is applied using Thin-Film Encapsulation (TFE), making the second layer of glass thinner. The result is an extremely thin layer of glass that can break very easily.
Conventional glass layers are 0.5 mm thick. However, the layer applied by TFE is only 0.2 mm. Through this the thickness is reduced of the entire OLED panel by about 0.3 mm.
Why does Apple optimize the thickness of the glass layer?
The individual inner layers of an OLED screen are between 0.7 nm and 200 nm thick, while the top glass layer is 0.5 to 1.1 millimeters thick. A millimeter is 100,000 nanometers. The glass layer can therefore be optimized the most.
The first rumors that Apple wants to deliver the first iPad Pro with OLED from 2024 have been around for a long time. The new screen technology from LG supports the rumor: iPad Pro OLED: Leaked prices of the 2024 models go beyond the scope.
Now it’s your turn! What do you think of the rumors about an iPad Pro with an OLED screen? Would you buy the iPad Pro because of the screen? Do you think it makes sense that Apple wants to reduce the thickness of the iPad Pro? Or is the tablet already thin enough for you? Write us your opinion in the comments.