A new report claims that the MacBook with OLED display may not see the light of day until 2027.
Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst, recently said that Apple will unveil a new MacBook OLED model by the end of 2024. However, due to manufacturing challenges, it will likely be delayed for another three years. As a reason for the delay, The Elec explained that OLED panels would eventually require TFT technology and higher manufacturing costs.
The 6th generation OLED is based on the LTPO-TFT technology, which is still pending and not fully developed. The benefits of OLED over LCD are many, including better energy efficiency and lower power consumption. Variable refresh rates based on the workload provide a display that can adapt to the content being viewed, resulting in longer battery life. It’s worth noting that LTPO displays can currently be found in high-end smartwatches and smartphones, with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro being prime examples.