According to Taiwanese source ET News, Apple will have nine new devices with OLED displays in its portfolio by 2027. Currently, OLED displays are used in iPhone smartphones (except the iPhone SE) as well as Apple Watch smartwatches.
After releasing both iPad Pro models with OLED displays next year, Apple plans to introduce OLED technology on the iPad mini and iPad Air tablets in 2026, ET News reports. At the same time, the screen diagonal of the iPad Air remains the same and is 10.9 inches, while the iPad mini model will have an OLED screen diagonal of 8.7 inches, an increase from the current 8.3 inches. Next, an OLED display will appear on the 12.9-inch iPad Air tablet in 2027, which will launch with an LCD display next year.
According to ET News sources, Apple plans to use low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) OLED panels in the iPad Pro tablets and low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) panels in the iPad mini and iPad Air. This means that the ProMotion -Technology that allows the screen to increase the refresh rate to 120 Hz for a smoother experience remains exclusive to high-end models.
Apple is expected to launch iPad Pros in 2027 with next-generation OLED displays with improved light performance and BOE’s Color filter On Encapsulation (COE) technology, which can reduce power consumption by about 20%. Using COE could also help Apple tackle the release of an iPad with an in-display camera.
Apple is also expected to introduce OLED technology in the 16-inch MacBook Pro in 2025 and then in the 14-inch MacBook Pro in 2026. Also in 2026, the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Air models will switch from LCD to OLED.