- Tram Ho
In its latest forecast to investors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple is developing six products using mini-LED screens, which will be launched from 2020 until 2021 and most likely. The production will not be delayed by corona virus.
According to Kuo's forecast, Apple is currently developing a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a 10.2-inch iPad, a 7.9-inch iPad Mini, a 27-inch iMac Pro, a 14.1-inch MacBook Pro, and a 16-inch MacBook Pro. Kuo did not specify the exact launch time for each of these products, except for the iMac Pro line, which predicts that the device will appear in the fourth quarter of 2020 and the 7.9-inch iPad Mini will launch in 2020.
" Mini-LED research and development is not affected by the corona virus. The ability to commercialize these products has exceeded the expectations of previous reports ."
" The trend that Apple has been developing and promoting Mini-LED products has been recognizable for 5 years. We forecast that Apple is currently developing 6 models using Mini-LED, including an iPad model. 12.9-inch Pro, a 10.2-inch iPad, a 7.9-inch iPad Mini (launched in 2020), 27-inch iMac Pro (released in Q4 2020), a 14.1-inch MacBook Pro ( upgrade from the 13.3-inch version), and a 16-inch MacBook Pro . "
The most notable in Kuo's report is the mention of the 14.1-inch MacBook Pro as this is the first indicator that Apple is planning new dimensions for the small MacBook Pro line. The 14.1-inch MacBook Pro version will be sold alongside the newly refreshed 16-inch line. The mention of the iMac Pro is also very noticeable when this device line has not been refreshed by Apple since 2017 until now.
Kuo previously said that a 16-inch MacBook Pro with a Mini-LED screen will be available in Q4 2020, so this could be the time when the 14.1-inch version is released.
Kuo says Apple is interested in Mini-LED displays because they offer richer color ranges, higher contrast, HDR and local dimming capabilities. Mini-LED technology is also said to help create thinner panels, greater energy efficiency, and no burn-in effect similar to OLED.
Refer to MacRumors
Source : Genk