Apple will increase orders for mini-LED displays

Apple will hold a spring new product launch event on March 8 and has sent out invitations. According to previous reports, Apple will bring the 2022 iPhone SE and the fifth-generation iPad Air this time. It is expected that the two will continue to maintain the appearance of the existing models, but the A15 Bionic will be replaced internally and will support 5G networks. In addition, Apple may also release new Mac products with mini-LED displays.
iPad 10th generation
According to DigiTimes, Apple is gradually transitioning to the new display technology, adding mini-LED displays to its 2022 devices. Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro, Pro Display XDR, and the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are all equipped with mini-LED displays. It is rumored that this year’s 11-inch iPad Pro, 27-inch iMac Pro, and the new MacBook Air will all be equipped with mini-LED displays. Among them, the display of the new iMac Pro will be equipped with more than 4,000 mini-LEDs, which are divided into about 1,000 local dimming zones.

At present, Epistar in Taiwan is the main supplier of Apple’s mini-LED chips. In order to meet Apple’s purchase demand for larger quantities, it has expanded its production facilities. However, Apple will still add suppliers to meet the future high demand and integrate mini-LED technology into more devices. It is said that Sanan Optoelectronics has recently passed Apple’s certification and is expected to join Apple’s corresponding supply chain as soon as the second quarter of this year. Sanan Optoelectronics did not respond positively to the relevant rumors, only saying that its mini-LED chips have been supplied to customers in batches.