September 29, 2023

Apple’s next-gen OLED iPad Professional tablets might be considerably costlier than the present fashions.

In accordance with business sources cited by The Elec, Apple is already contemplating its pricing technique for subsequent yr’s two OLED iPad Professional fashions, with present estimates beginning at $1,500 and $1,800 for the 11-inch and 13-inch fashions, respectively.

This might end in a value improve of greater than 80 p.c for the 11-inch iPad Professional with an OLED show than the prevailing 11-inch ‌iPad Professional‌ with LED Liquid Retina show, which begins at $799. The 13-inch mannequin could be greater than 60 p.c costlier than the present 12.9-inch ‌iPad Professional‌ with mini-LED Liquid Retina XDR show, which begins at $1,099.

Per the report, the business response to the worth hikes is split. Some contemplate them to signify an affordable improve given the change to a superior expertise that may entice Apple’s loyal buyer base. Others consider the costs will make it troublesome to take care of gross sales as a result of iPads lack the substitute demand of iPhones.

The primary motive for the worth improve is alleged to be the massive proportion of fabric prices taken up by OLED panel procurement. Apple is alleged to be in dialogue with each Samsung and LG Show concerning the value of supplying the panels, the specs for which would require using manufacturing processes that haven’t been mixed earlier than for OLED panels of the required measurement.

It’s additionally been rumored that the provision value of OLED panels for present 10-inch gadgets is round $100 to $150, whereas the outlay for the processes concerned in making Apple’s required 11-inch and 13-inch panels could also be nearer to $270 and $350, respectively.

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The report additionally notes that the OLED iPad Professional value estimates from the business may change sooner or later. The OLED panels scheduled to be delivered by LG and Samsung are nonetheless within the improvement stage, so the panel costs haven’t been finalized.

Keep tuned for added particulars as they develop into obtainable.

By way of MacRumors and The Elec