Apple users who have been holding out for an iPad with one of today’s premiere display technologies may want to prepare their wallets. According to sources with South Korean outlet The Elec, OLED iPads will cost 60% higher than the current models, with the 11-inch and 13-inch options pegged at around $1,500 and $1,800, respectively. Apple critics are calling this a ridiculous markup, while industry reaction appears to be more positive, with some describing the price increase as being “reasonable” in that it’s an Apple product with a high, loyal customer base. These iPads will supposedly launch next year.
From an The Elec report (machine translation):
According to the industry on the 9th, Apple is considering the price of the organic light emitting diode (OLED) iPad (tablet), which it plans to release for the first time next year, at around $1,500 for the 11-inch model and $1,800 for the 13-inch model. In won, they correspond to 1.98 million won and 2.37 million won, respectively.
Compared to the current iPad Pro lineup, the 11-inch model is more than 80% more expensive and the 13-inch model more than 60% more expensive. The basic price of the 11.0-inch iPad Pro, which is an existing liquid crystal display (LCD) model, is $799, and the basic price of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which is a mini LED-LCD model, is $1,099.
The OLED iPad price estimates of $1,500 (11-inch) and $1,800 (13-inch) are higher than the prices of some MacBooks (laptops) currently on sale. The basic price of the 13.6-inch MacBook Air with the M2 chip is $1199, and the basic price of the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip is $1299. On the other hand, it’s less than the base price of $1999 for the 14.2-inch or 16.2-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 Pro or M2 Max chip.