To date, only Apple’s iPad Pros (the newer models at least) feature the use of mini LED displays. All of Apple’s other iPads continue to use LCD, which is fine, but we’re sure that there are some who might prefer the deeper blacks and more saturated colors that OLED displays offer.
If that’s what you’re after but don’t want to spend the money on an iPad Pro, there might be some good news for you. According to a report from Korean publication ETnews, it seems that LG Display is expanding its OLED plant in Korea and apparently this expansion would allow them to manufacture OLED displays that could be used in the iPad.
We’re talking about the base model iPad here which is one of the cheapest options Apple has available for those who are seeking a new tablet. However, don’t expect to see an OLED iPad anytime soon as it is expected that if they do produce these OLED panels for the iPad, it might only be available in time for the 2023 or 2024 refresh.
This means that for the foreseeable future, Apple could continue to use LCDs in its iPads while only the Pro lineup will be utilizing mini LEDs. Once again, LCDs aren’t a bad thing and no one has really complained about the iPad’s displays before Apple made the switch to mini LED, but it would be a nice upgrade if it ever happens.