- 2 months ago
- Medhi Naitmazi
We're talking about new tiles for the future iPad Pro and Macbook Pro. Indeed, Apple is greatly interested in the Mini-LED, but also in MicroLED, and according to Ming-Chi Kuo, it could launch its first devices by the end of 2020. According to the prolific analyst, Apple would have chosen the top models range of iPad and MacBook.
MiniLED: the notch for the high-end at Apple
The Mini-LED technology should allow a clear improvement of the display with a greater brightness, a wide range of colors and a better contrast. Among the advantages, one also finds an increased compactness, ideal to refine the apparatuses. It would be a transition solution to microLED, something that has been going on for more than four years here, and that could be found soon on the Apple Watch. The MiniLED enhances "only" the backlighting part, while the microLED is a different technology.
According to Kuo, Apple would have planned 10,000 miniature LEDs on its slabs for iPad Pro and Macbook Pro, much more than the Pro Display XDR screen that has only 576. The miniLED would be 0.2mm each, or 200 microns. The first miniLED versions should arrive at the end of 2020 on the iPad Pro and start 2021 on the Macbook Pro.
For production, Apple would have entrusted the LG Display keys, she already has some OLED notches for the iPhone XS and iPhone 11 Pro, Samsung taking care of the rest. The apple would also like to get out of its dependence with the last cit by switching to MiniLED. And to provide the necessary components, the selected subcontractors would be Epistar, Zhen Ding, Radiant Opto-Electronics, Nichia, Avary Holding and TSMT.