When Apple updated its 12.9-inch iPad Pro earlier this year, they introduced a brand new mini-LED display. It’s an interesting choice as Apple uses OLED for its iPhones, but perhaps such a large OLED display would have been too expensive. However, we have heard rumors that Apple might develop such a tablet, but now those plans appear to have been put on hold.
According to Korean publication The Elec, Apple was reported to be partnering with Samsung to develop a 10.68-inch OLED iPad. Since Samsung is currently one of the most dominant suppliers of OLED panels worldwide, it is not surprising that Apple would have turned to them.
Both companies have worked together in the past and still do to some extent, so this is not entirely out of the question. However, the report claimed that both companies canceled their joint project due to several issues. The reasons for the cancellation are unclear, as it was suspected that it might have been technical hurdles, profitability, or both.
Nothing has been confirmed yet, so it is difficult to say how true this report is. Assuming it’s true, we doubt that it means Apple has completely given up on its plans. It is possible that in the future they will try to find another supplier or revisit the talks with Samsung.
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