It seems that Apple wants to take the rollout of OLED displays a step further. According to rumors, the MacBook Air will be equipped in the future, following in the footsteps of the MacBook Pro and iPad.
The Elec, a South Korean website, is first to report the news. According to sources within Apple’s suppliers, the American company is working on the switch. Although it is not yet entirely clear exactly when it will take place.
MacBook Air finally gets OLED display
Although it will probably be another year or two of waiting, the MacBook Air with an OLED display really seems to be coming. Suppliers report that Apple has started a 24-month development project. How far along the company is in it, however, is not known.
What is clear, however, is that the displays are coming from South Korea. Considering LG Display is incredibly busy producing displays for the iPad, the order will probably go to Samsung. This is not strange, since it is also the party producing displays for the iPhone 15, for example.
No Tandem Stack for the MacBook Air
This is not the first time we have heard about a MacBook Air with an OLED display. Last June, Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) CEO Ross Young also managed to make such a mention. Although now a little more details are known.
Apple is working on a new technology called Tandem Stack for the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro. Through this path, power consumption is reduced by 30% while brightness is higher. For the MacBook Air, however, the American company seems to be working with Single Stack.
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Why did Apple wait so long?
The big question, of course, is why Apple waited so long to make the transition for the MacBook Air. It reportedly has to do with the Tandem Stack technology, but there’s no way to say for sure.
What does seem clear is that Apple’s laptop design will see little to no changes. Makes sense, since CEO Tim Cook’s company typically takes six years to design a laptop.