Apple has been recognized as one of the top brands in the mobile and laptop sectors, primarily due to its operating system and features. The iPhone 15 can compete with and surpass most Android phones, although it still lags behind in certain aspects, such as using USB 2.0. On the other hand, with MacBooks, we see that Apple has recently launched models with M3 processors and will introduce models with touch OLED screens in a few years.
Comparing a MacBook to a Windows laptop shows a more significant difference than comparing iOS and Android. Unlike the mobile sector, where both operating systems use the Arm architecture, only Apple uses this architecture in laptops. Windows laptops usually rely on x86 CPUs and integrated or dedicated graphics, while Apple chose to use its Arm chips. This change has greatly benefited energy efficiency, and they are quickly catching up to rival laptops in terms of performance.
The 2027 OLED MacBook Pro will feature a touchscreen
1. Apple is expected to introduce a display-integrated touchscreen technology in the OLED MacBook, set to be released between 2026 and 2027.
2. The OLED MacBook Pro, expected to be released in 14.2-inch and 16.2-inch versions, features enhanced build quality compared to typical plastic gaming laptops. This is evident not only in the device’s body but also in the display bezels and the overall solid feel when using it.
Apple has used screens with 600 nits in SDR and up to 1,600 nits in HDR in the recent M3 models, with a wide color range and a 120 Hz refresh rate thanks to ProMotion technology. However, these displays will become outdated in a few years, as the touch OLED MacBook Pro is expected to arrive in 2026-2027.
The 13.6-inch MacBook Air will also feature a touch OLED screen
Rumors have been circulating for some time about MacBooks with OLED displays, as Apple is expected to adopt this type of screen across its entire laptop lineup in the future. The latest news is that the OLED MacBook Pro will also have a touchscreen, an unusual move by Apple, considering that touchscreen functionality is used less on laptops than on iPads or iPhones.
Nevertheless, it’s an unexpected and useful addition for some users. These OLED MacBook Pro laptops, available in 14.2-inch and 16.2-inch sizes, will be slightly larger. An OLED MacBook Air with a touchscreen is also confirmed, measuring 13.6 inches. The devices will use the “Y-OCTA” technology created by Samsung and “TOE” from LG, enabling a thinner OLED touch panel than other companies and reducing costs.