Kuo: iPad Pro will be the first Apple device with mini-LED display

Ro, 23 September 2020

Apple has been working on mini-LED displays for quite some time now and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now says there are a total of six products in the pipeline ranging from iPads to Macs. He goes on to add that the first device will the new technology will be the iPad Pro.

The first Apple device using mini-LED display would be the iPad Pro

A recent report from Ming-Chi Kuo said that the company will be accelerating the adoption of mini-LED panels because the current testings yield better results than expected, mostly thanks to a new supplier called Sanan Optoelectronics. As a result we could see the first 12.9-inch iPad Pro with mini-LED display sooner than expected.

Epistar, will remain the main mini-LED panel supplier for Apple but the company needed more suppliers to meet the initial demand. Currently, mini-LED panel manufacturers are moving from the "technology development" stage to the "economies of scale" stage. Kuo thinks that in 2021, the cost for a mini-LED manufacturing will fall around 50%, followed by around 35% further drop in 2022.

The mass production of the said panels will begin in Q4 this year and the initial order is for 300,000 to 400,000 units.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 29 Sep 2020
  • mE0

No thanks Micro Led , not mini this is marketing at its finest... to make You think it’s more than it is...

  • JustJane
  • 26 Sep 2020
  • jHv

No. iPad 2 is simply too old. You may get $25 for it, if it's in mint condition.

  • Azfar
  • 25 Sep 2020
  • 3xG

not sure but guess microled is comparable to OLED

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