According to one analyst, Apple may jump from IPS LCD on the M2 MacBook Air to OLED in the 2024 model, with hardly any changes in screen size. In addition to changing the board, we could also witness a large number of upgrades, which we will discuss here.
The new prediction did not mention whether the 2024 MacBook Air with OLED will support ProMotion technology
Ross Young subscribers were greeted with some good news about the 2024 MacBook Air from Apple. While the 13.3-inch screen won’t change, the underlying technology will switch to OLED, rather than gravitating to mini-LED. Unfortunately, Young didn’t mention whether the new Mac laptop will support ProMotion technology, which would be a plus since all Apple devices with a small LED have them.
The biggest advantage of the 2024 MacBook Air is that its OLED panels have self-emitting pixels and don’t require their own backlight. As a result, future devices could offer better color gamut, along with a brighter, more power-efficient display, resulting in better battery life. Apple may also plan to introduce a larger 15-inch MacBook Air next year, but Young wouldn’t say if the latter’s update will launch in 2024 with the same OLED upgrade as the 13.3-inch version.
It’s also worth noting what kind of costs Apple will incur when using OLED displays on the 2024 MacBook Air and whether those costs will be passed on to customers. We hope that Apple will not only continue to offer consumers a competitive price after the screen upgrade, but also give them a cooling solution. The version with the M2 featured a sleeker design but shipped with a fanless heatsink, according to a teardown.
This means that M2 MacBook Air users were seeing a performance degradation when the machine was under any load. One benchmark revealed that this version was losing about 25 percent in performance in multi-core tests compared to the new MacBook Pro. The YouTuber managed to solve this problem with $15 thermal pads, but if Apple is charging a premium, they should be allowing their products to operate at their maximum levels of performance.
It is likely that next year’s MacBook Air will be equipped with the M3, which means that in 2024 Apple could go ahead with the M4 based on TSMC’s second-generation 3nm process. As information is scarce right now, we’ll be waiting for what Apple has produced two years from now, so stay tuned.
news source: Ross Young