Because of the costly new OLED manufacturing technique used, Apple's upcoming OLED iPad Pro models, which are expected to be released in 2024, will likely be much more costly than existing OLED devices of the same size.
According to Korean-language website The Elec.
Apple has reportedly purchased OLED panels from Samsung and LG Display for use in its next-generation iPad Pro models. BoE, a Chinese display manufacturer, was ejected, or as Business Korea so aptly put it, "BOE was excluded." The manufacturing processes for the panels will require the combined use of manufacturing techniques that have not previously been used for OLED panels of the required dimensions.
Apple is expected to use a two-stack tandem structure, which has two emission layers, thus increasing the brightness of the display and doubling the life of the display. Another approach is the use of low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) thin film transistors (TFT), for a more power-efficient backplane (which is responsible for turning individual pixels on and off), and a hybrid OLED structure that incorporates rigid OLED glass substrates with flexible OLED thin-film encapsulation, which
According to Elec, while the supply price of existing 10-inch displays is anywhere between $100 and $150, the price for the 11.1-inch and 13-inch panels Apple requires is about $270 and $350.
Some of these costs will likely be passed on to the end consumer, leading to substantially higher retail prices.