Rumour: Apple Takes on JOLED for iPad

Korea’s ET News claims that Apple has contracted JOLED – a joint venture between Japan Display, Sony and Panasonic – to produce OLED panels for its next-generation iPads.

Similar rumours have appeared before, claiming pilot production in the second half of 2017 and mass-production shortly after. ET News’ source is a lot more aggressive with its claims – mass-production by the end of 2016.

JOLED will build a new G6 LTPS AMOLED fab to cope with Apple’s demand, according to the rumour. Monthly capacity will be 60,000 substrates, or 5.5 million 9.7″ tablet displays at 100% yield.

Dell’s Venue line are some of the only OLED tablets on the market today


Apple’s choice of OLED for the Apple Watch suggests that the company will be more open to the same technology in its phones and tablets – however, recent yield issues with the watch could see the company think twice about any such move. (TA)