So far the Apple products that we know use OLED technology are the Apple Watch and the Touch Bar in the new MacBook Pros. There are also rumors that come 2017, Apple’s iPhone could also be making the jump from LCD to OLED, and now if the rumors are true, future MacBook Pros could also be making the switch.
According to a report from ET News (via Cult of Mac), word has it that Apple is looking into the possibility of using OLED panels for future MacBook laptops, although when exactly this will be implemented remains to be seen. Apple would of course not be the first company to make OLED laptops, although a report from PC World back in June seems to suggest that not many computer makers are so eager to adopt the technology.
This is apparently due to some issues with the technology that might not necessarily make it ideal for use in laptops, but presumably the pitfalls are already known to Apple which is why the report claims that the company is still looking into it. It is believed that ultimately OLEDs will replace the use of LCDs and LEDs in our displays, and so far we’re already seeing that happening in wearables and smartphones.
As to whether or not Apple will make the switch in 2017 remains to be seen, but the rumors are already swirling regarding 2017’s MacBook Pros, which are said to be cheaper and also offer up to 32GB of RAM.