Samsung said to be providing Apple with OLED displays for 16-inch MacBook Pro, iPad Pros

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Samsung is reportedly in talks with Apple to supply the latter with OLED displays. According to The Elec, Apple will feature the displays in its rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro and future iPad Pro models.

The Elec doesn’t have a track record of Apple rumors, so take the report with a big grain of salt. That said, the report claims that Samsung is using a Thin Film Encapsulation (TFE) method of production to create thinner OLED panels. Such a method can lead to thinner versions of the MacBook Pro and iPad Pro, though it also offers more space for something like a larger battery.

Samsung currently supplies Apple with OLED displays for the iPhone X, XS, and XS Max.

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If the report is true, the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro will be the first Apple computer to feature an OLED display. The future iPad Pro models will also be the first in Apple’s series of tablets to make the switch from LCD to OLED.

According to leading Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the machine will launch sometime this year with a new design. Kuo also said Apple will start to mass-produce two new iPad Pro models between Q4 2019 and Q1 2020.

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