First iPad OLED, LG has the advantage for the supply of panels

The Elec reports that LG Display is working on two OLED panels that Apple may use in future iPads.

iPad OLED, LG Display

Most notably, LG Display is said to be developing 12.9-inch and 11-inch OLED display panels with dual-stack LTPO technology and a 120Hz refresh rate. These panels are said to be ready for 2023 or 2024.

Apple has long planned to apply a two-stack structure for the OLED panels it will use on future iPad models, likely starting in 2024. The Cupertino company also plans to apply thin-film transistors in oxide (TFT) polycrystalline and low temperature (LTPO) on these panels, so as to have a variable refresh rate of 120 Hz.

At present, the development of two OLED panels for iPad puts LG Display ahead of Samsung in Apple’s supply chain. Additionally, LG has much more experience with dual-battery tandem technology, while Samsung only recently started developing it.

Samsung Display and LG Display plan to use their existing OLED Gen 6 (1500×1850mm) lines to produce these OLED panels for the upcoming iPads.

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