Last year, there were rumors that Apple planned to use a Mini-LED display on the iPad Pro. A new report from South Korean media, ET News this week further confirmed that the first iPad Pro with Mini-LED display technology is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2021.
There are endless rumors about the iPad Pro with a Mini-LED display. As early as June, a very reliable whistleblower @L0vetodream revealed that Apple plans to launch a new iPad Pro model in the first half of 2021, equipped with an A14X chip, supporting 5G and Mini-LED display. Several sources said that this iPad Pro will be a 12.9-inch model.
It is reported that LG will provide a Mini-LED display for Apple’s new iPad Pro. LG may begin mass production of such screens by the end of this year. Mini-LED display backlights provide many of the same advantages as OLED displays, including higher brightness and higher contrast.
The last time Apple updated the iPad Pro was in March, but this is a minor update. The new features include an A12Z bionic chip, which is basically an A12X chip, supports additional GPU cores, and a wide-angle camera can achieve 0.5x zoom. A lidar scanner for augmented reality, and an enhanced microphone. This is also the first update of the iPad Pro since its major redesign in October 2018.
In addition to the iPad Pro, Apple also plans to popularize Mini-LED displays on MacBook and iMac models, but the time may not be until the fourth quarter of 2021.