MacBook Pro 16 and iPad Pro: in 2020 with mini-LEDs

Apple is thinking of a renewal for two of its flagship products, one of which is particularly recent: iPad Pro and the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. According to reports from Ming-Chi Kuo, an usually very reliable analyst on behalf of the bitten apple, the Cupertino group is thinking of introducing technology Mini-LED in these devices. At the moment, however, no precise confirmation has been received from Apple Park.

Apple has been working on mini-LED technology for some time now, as it is considered even more versatile than current OLEDs. In addition to a lower cost, in fact, it would ensure a perfect one color rendering, combined with very low battery consumption. After several months of testing, the company would now be ready for introduction on the new iPad Pro and the revamped 16-inch MacBook Pro, coming in 2020.

According to the analyst, LG Display and GIS will receive most of the orders from Apple for the production of these panels. In particular, each screen could be equipped with 10,000 LEDs, compared to the 576 currently in use on professional displays like the XDR Pro Display, each of which is around 200 microns in size.

As Kuo suggests, the first devices to benefit from these will be those with the largest screens: the aforementioned 16-inch MacBook Pro, the laptop from the most generous panel of the entire MacBook line, and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. However, it is possible that, between 2020 and 2021, the same technology could make its appearance on all the other high-end devices of the group. Except perhaps for iPhone, where OLEDs are probably still preferred, given the rather small size of the screens themselves. All that remains is to wait, therefore, for confirmations or denials from Apple Park parties.

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