iPad Pro Launch Delayed: Poor OLED Panel Yields Cause Production Setbacks

iPad Pro Launch Delayed: Poor OLED Panel Yields Cause Production Setbacks


iPad Pro Launch Delayed – Apple’s highly anticipated launch of the new iPad Pro models is facing delays, reportedly due to issues with OLED panel production. The company had originally planned to source OLED displays from both Samsung Display and LG Display for its upcoming iPad Pro lineup. However, recent reports from Korea suggest that poor yields of the smaller ~11-inch OLED panels from Samsung have led to a shortfall in meeting Apple’s order quantity. Consequently, Apple has had to redistribute some orders to LG Display, which has invested heavily in its OLED production line and has now met Apple’s quality control standards for the smaller panels.


This reallocation means that LG Display is now expected to supply the majority of panels for the new iPad Pro models. Despite these setbacks, Apple is rumored to be aiming for “unrivaled” display quality with the new iPad Pro models, utilizing a tandem OLED structure to enhance luminance and lifespan. However, these technological advancements, along with the need for complex manufacturing techniques, have contributed to the delay in the launch of the new iPad Pro models.


According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is now targeting an early May launch for the new iPad Pro models, alongside new iPad Air models. The delay underscores the challenges faced by Apple in meeting the high expectations for its flagship products, particularly in integrating cutting-edge technologies while ensuring quality and reliability.

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