As Apple is rumored to launch a 15-inch MacBook Air over the approaching months, a brand new report claims that a fair larger improve is in retailer for the 13-inch mannequin.
Based on Korea-based The Elec (translation), Apple has turned to Samsung Show because the producer for the MacBook Air’s OLED display screen, which has beforehand been rumored to reach in late 2024. The Elec cites a 13.3-inch display screen in improvement, which is the scale used within the M1 mannequin from 2020. Apple switched to a bigger 13.6-inch show when it launched the M2 mannequin in 2022.
Nonetheless, there could also be a cause for that. The Elec experiences that the show has a “sturdy take a look at nature for mass manufacturing of OLED for the long run MacBook Professional.” That would imply the 13.3-inch mannequin by no means truly makes it to manufacturing.
Earlier rumors claimed the MacBook Professional could be the primary laptop computer to transition to OLED shows. The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Professional at the moment use Apple’s XDR LED tech with HDR and high-refresh-rate ProMotion.
The Elec claims Apple additionally examined a Samsung OLED panel for the ten.9-inch iPad Air earlier than discontinuing the venture in September 2021. The publication says Apple in the end killed the venture resulting from quantity and price issues however continues to be planning on releasing an OLED iPad Professional in 2024.
The 2 processes are totally different, nevertheless. The Elec experiences that the iPad Professional’s OLED show will make the most of Samsung’s double-stack methodology that stacks two light-emitting layers, whereas the MacBook Air’s display screen makes use of a single-stack methodology.
Apple is rumored to be launching a brand new 15-inch MacBook Air someday this spring, however that mannequin will probably use the identical LCD know-how because the 13.6-inch mannequin.