Ming-Chi Kuo: In 2020, Apple will switch to the use of mini LED displays for some models of iPad Pro and MacBook Pro
04.12.2019 0 Comments
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will begin to use displays based on mini LED technology for its devices, which will hit the market in late 2020.
One of these devices with a mini LED display will be an updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablet and a 16-inch MacBook Pro laptop. Over time, according to Kuo, in the Apple lineup there will be from 4 to 6 products using mini LED panels. But the transition to their use will be gradual.
Theoretically, mini LED technology offers many of the benefits of OLED screens without their usual drawbacks. The extremely high density of the LEDs provides a high contrast ratio, wide color gamut and a thin panel, but at the same time it remains energy efficient and does not suffer from the burnout problem, like OLED. It makes sense to use mini LED displays for professional devices where color accuracy is important, but the content can remain static for a long time. For example, this can be observed when using multimedia editing software.
Although Kuo’s forecasts are generally quite accurate, it’s worthwhile to be skeptical about this information. According to other reports, Apple may release new iPad Pro models in early 2020. Although Apple updated its high-performance iPads twice a year, it would be strange if the company made relatively small changes at intervals of a few months instead of saving them all for one big update.