Mini-LED may soon be the star of Apple’s product lineup

Ruben Fields
December 4, 2019

Mr Kuo told MacRumours the screens will "significantly improve productivity and the entertainment experience". That allows for more mini-LEDs to be used on a display, which translates to a handful of significant real-world benefits.

Apple supposedly prefers Mini-LED display panels over OLED - especially for its larger devices - because they offer advanced features such as localised dimming, a wide color gamut, high contrast and brightness, and more dynamic range. Sprint, AT&T, and Boost Mobile carry these iPhones alongside more devices. Kuo also said he believes Apple will release more Mini-LED-equipped products over the next few years. He didn't elaborate on what that means, however.

According to a new report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), Cupertino is planning to launch four to six products with mini-LED displays over the next two to three years.

Because Mini-LEDs are so much smaller than normal LEDs they are hard to manufacture and place precisely into screens, which means they are much more expensive than traditional LED displays. As reported by The Verge, it's now being speculated that the company could release an iPad Pro and a 16-inch MacBook Pro with the new display by the end of next year.

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"It seems the current iPad is just too bulky for some - at 0.29 inches thick (iPad 10.2")- as a further reduction to its slim-line frame is in the pipeline for 2020, reports suggest. Still, Kuo has nailed some Apple predictions in the past, so don't be surprised to see iPads and MacBooks sporting Mini-LED displays at some point next year.

The main new information here is the release window, which previously Kuo had put at a vague late 2020 or early 2021.

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