2024 11-inch OLED iPad Pro Shortages at Launch Due to Samsung

What you should know


  • Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), reported higher shipments of OLED panels for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2024) compared to the 11-inch variant, suggesting potential availability issues for the smaller size.
  • Apple‘s “Let Loose” event on May 7th will introduce the iPad Pro (2024) series with OLED displays and the iPad Air (2024), featuring landscape-oriented front-facing cameras and upgraded chips (3nm M3 for iPad Pro and 5nm M2 for iPad Air).
  • Samsung Display is facing production challenges with the 11-inch two-stack OLED panel for the new iPad Pro, impacting supply.
  • A new Magic Keyboard with an aluminum frame and a new Apple Pencil with a squeeze gesture feature are expected to be announced at the event.


Full Story

Oh boy, last month tossed us a curveball. Ross Young, that’s the big cheese over at Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), dropped a nugget of info. Apparently, those fancy OLED panels for the beefy 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2024) were flying off the shelves faster than their 11-inch siblings. So, if you’ve got your heart set on the smaller size, brace yourself. It might just turn into a wild goose chase once they hit the shelves.

Now, here’s the scoop we got earlier today. Apple’s planning a shindig on May 7th, dubbed “Let Loose.” Sounds fun, right? They’re gonna pull the curtain back on the new iPad Pro (2024) series. And guess what? These bad boys are the first in the iPad lineup to flaunt an OLED display. But wait, there’s more. Apple’s also throwing a 12.9-inch model into the iPad Air (2024) mix, stepping up from the usual 10.9-inch size. Both gadgets are getting a facelift with a landscape front-facing camera and some beefy chip upgrades (the 3nm M3 for the Pro line and the 5nm M2 for the Air series).

Now, onto a bit of drama. Samsung Display is hitting some snags with the 11-inch two-stack OLED panel for the new iPad Pro. It’s a bit of a pickle, honestly. But hey, 9to5Mac let slip that the drivers for both LG and Samsung’s OLED panels will be baked into the software that comes with these tablets. And since OLED’s thinner than LCD, these iPads are gonna be sleeker. We’re all ears for May 7th to get the full download.

Initially, the word on the street was that Apple would just drop a press release about these new iPads. You know, their usual MO for new tablet announcements. But nope, they’re going all out with the “Let Loose” event on May 7th, kicking off at 10 am EDT (that’s 7 am for the PDT folks), which is a tad earlier than what we’re used to.

And there’s more on the horizon. Apple’s rumored to showcase a new Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro. This thing’s supposed to make your tablet feel more like a laptop. Plus, it’s getting a durability boost with an aluminum frame. Oh, and whispers are floating around about a new Apple Pencil. Word is, it’ll feature a nifty new squeeze gesture. Stay tuned, folks. This is gonna be interesting.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynnhttps://www.phonesinsights.com
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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