iPad Air 2024: No OLED, but it’s tipped to get this big display upgrade

So much attention has gone towards the OLED displays reportedly coming to the new iPad Pro that we haven’t spent much time thinking about the iPad Air that’s supposed to launch alongside it.

We have reason to now, though. As spotted by MacRumors, Display Supply Chain Consultants CEO Ross Young shared a paywalled post on X outlining a big upgrade coming to the rumored 12.9-inch iPad Air that’s reportedly launching in the next few weeks.


According to Young, Apple will outfit the new 12.9-inch iPad Air with a mini-LED display, similar to the current-gen iPad Pro of the same size. This is a step up from current-gen LCD model.

How is mini-LED better than LCD?

Compared to LCD, mini-LED is better at showing deeper black levels, limiting power consumption, and increasing brightness in HDR content.

The only hangup here is that the smaller 10.9-inch iPad Air that’s supposed to launch alongside the 12.9-inch model may not get this upgrade, per MacRumors. That’s because Apple doesn’t have another device of equivalent size to draw leftover displays from.

It’s not as good as the OLED displays iPad Pro customers will get, but hey, it’s something.

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