Some 2022 iPad models may get OLED displays…and not Mini-LED

The rumor: After just announcing the first iPad with a Mini-LED display, Apple plans to switch some models to OLED already, according to ETNews (55.5% accurate, source).

  • “Some” iPad models are said to be getting OLED displays next year, a strange move considering Apple just made the switch to Mini-LED on iPad Pro
  • This is the second time we have heard that OLED may be coming to iPad models in the near future

Our take: This is one of those rumors that just doesn’t make sense. Why, less than a year after switching to Mini-LED, would Apple switch to OLED? I’m sure OLED would look better and I’d love to see it on the iPad, but there’s no way Apple has invested so much in Mini-LED as a stop-gap tech.

Apple Watch Series 7 may support blood glucose monitoring

The rumor: A potentially ground breaking feature will debut on Apple Watch Series 7, according to ETNews (55.5% accurate).

  • Apple Watch Series 7 may be able to measure blood glucose levels (potentially by using an optical sensor)
  • Non-invasive glucose monitoring, which involves reading blood sugar without pricking a finger or drawing blood, was thought to be years away and would are a game changer for individuals with diabetes

Our take: Considering ETNews’ track record, I doubt this is coming this year. Next year, maybe. But I don’t think that’s ready to debut in 2021 yet, considering that many still consider non-invasive glucose monitoring to be years away.