We probably won't get an OLED MacBook until we get an OLED iPad first

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Apple may finally be including OLED displays in upcoming MacBook Pro laptops, according to the latest rumors out there. 

According to long-time Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo, the switch in display technology would hinge on the iPad’s adoption of OLED. Right now, Apple is one of the only laptop manufacturers that hasn’t introduced OLED displays in any of its products.

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In his tweet, Kuo suggests the “MacBook would use OLED in 2025 at the earliest if Apple could successfully release 12.9-inch & 11-inch OLED iPads in 2024.” This does line up with earlier rumors, which also claim that Apple could release both a 10.9-inch and a 12.9-inch iPad Pro using an OLED display.

These previous rumors have hinted at an OLED MacBook Pro for a while, while conflicting reports claim the launch to be either in 2022 or 2025. Regardless of the actual launch date, both rumors seem to point at Samsung being the key to Apple embracing OLED for its laptop display.

However, if Apple does release an OLED laptop in 2022, it would be a perfect match for the M2 chip that we’ve all been waiting for. That would certainly allow Apple to account for a higher display resolution, too. Just imagine — a 4K OLED MacBook Pro.

But as always, this is all mere conjecture so until Apple officially announces anything take it all with a huge pinch of salt.

Allisa James
Computing Staff Writer

Named by the CTA as a CES 2023 Media Trailblazer, Allisa is a Computing Staff Writer who covers breaking news and rumors in the computing industry, as well as reviews, hands-on previews, featured articles, and the latest deals and trends. In her spare time you can find her chatting it up on her two podcasts, Megaten Marathon and Combo Chain, as well as playing any JRPGs she can get her hands on.