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


It may not be long ago when we see mini-LED displays making their way to Apple products. While we may not see the technology depicted on iPhones anytime soon, an analyst believes that Apple will see the iPad and MacBook costumes with mini-LED displays early next year. When this happens, this could be the beginning of a trend for Apple, which may start using mini-LEDs as 4-6 products in the next two or three years.

This prediction comes from none other than analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the leading Apple analysts out there. As reported by 9to5Mac, Kuo feels Apple may begin the transition to a mini-LED with a new version of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro next year. Kuo also expects the tablet to use the A14X processor and for Apple to release it at some point in Q3 2020.

The iPad Pro will be followed by an updated 16-inch MacBook Pro and use a mini-LED display. The MacBook Q4 did not arrive until 2020, but once it is on the shelves, Kuo expects the technology to spread to other Apple products fairly quickly.

Unfortunately, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 16-inch MacBook are the only two mini-LED products covered in its note for investors today. Kuo feels that Apple has plans to implement mini-LED technology in its products, and this is true, so it’s not hard to see that since mini-LED can have a lot of advantages over OLED displays. Not only are mini-LED displays resistant to burn-in, but they can also be more power-efficient.

Clearly, Kuo’s predictions do not provide hard confirmation, so look at these predictions with a fair amount of skepticism. Still, Kuo has cashed in on some Apple predictions in the past, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see an iPad and MacBook with mini-LED displays at some point next year.


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