Braking the star novelty of the iPad Air 2022?
Unlike the few changes from the iPad 2020 to the iPad 2021, in the ‘Air’ range, more profound changes were expected for 2022. Perhaps not so much at the design level, since they changed already last year, but yes to screen quality level. According to sources close to Apple, the company has been planning for months to integrate an OLED panel to these devices with qualities similar to those of the iPhone.
As reported recently from The Elec, an Asian medium with direct sources in Apple’s supply chain, the panels that Apple was planning to integrate could be causing problems. As is the case with the manufacture of iPhones, Samsung Display is in charge of supplying the screens to Californians and it seems that at this moment the business is on pause.
According to the aforementioned medium, Apple has some claims that apparently Samsung are not willing to assume, at least for the moment. All this due to technical requirements regarding the assembly of this panel, which would integrate a series of color layers with which Samsung does not work.
Is the entire launch in danger?
Based on this information, they say from The Elec that Samsung still does not consider the commercialization of the type of parts that Apple requires for OLED panels. And as we indicated before, everything has remained in the air, although it has not yet been ruled out. Apple could have two options right now: convince Samsung to supply them with those parts or go find another supplier that can meet their demands.
A third way would be opened, which would be to integrate IPS panels as it had already been doing in the iPad Air 4, a solution that would not satisfy Apple, whose idea is clear: to offer a leap in screen quality in the next generation ‘Air’ of its tablet. Be that as it may, and despite the fact that it would be a year before its launch, Time is against you and they should find a solution to this problem as soon as possible.
We must say that, beyond this change of panel, not much is known about other possible novelties of this future iPad Air. It is intuited that it mount an A16 chip identical to that of the iPhone generation of 2022 and that it can include changes in the front camera as already seen in the iPad Pro, iPad mini and iPad 2021. Since the development phase is still early as To have reliable leaks, everything indicates that we will have to wait to continue learning more data, including those related to the outcome of this Apple-Samsung crash.