We might soon see Apple bringing Mini LED technology to its tablets and notebooks. The company would release a 12.9-inch iPad and 16-inch MacBook Pro with a mini LED by the end of 2020. The information was given by company analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a note to investors. He also said that this technology should come in MacBook and iPad series starting next year.
Kuo predicts “Apple” will use the Mini LED in screens of four to six products over time. Starting from the 12.9-inch iPad Pro scheduled for Q3 next year. In addition to this type of panel, the tablet would still feature the A14X chipset.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro would arrive only in the fourth quarter of 2020. Other products with this technology would ship in the next two to three years. With the adoption of Apple, the trend of the industry development of this material is accelerated.
Kuo’s latest report is based on one of his own, released in September this year, which says he expects to switch to the Mini LED in late 2020 or early 2021.
Importantly, this display technology allows for wide color gamut, high contrast ratios, high dynamic range, and localized dimming. Thinner, more energy-efficient and burn-resistant panels are also expected.