Apple has made major changes to its equipment, and after the Mac lineup, the iPad Pro series is next. Although the proposed changes for the upcoming iPad Pro are not as drastic as we see on Mac devices, they are interesting.
There are rumors that the Cupertino-based giant is developing a Mini LED display that the company is expected to use for most devices. Now, it is said that the first device with a Mini LED display panel is the iPad Pro.
According to the report, the iPad Pro with Mini LED display panel will be released in the first half of 2021. Not only that, it is said that the company is still developing an OLED panel for the iPad Pro, which will be released, in the second half of next year.
According to reports, Apple will purchase OLED panels from Samsung Display and LG Display. The two companies also provided Apple with OLED panels for the iPhone 12 launched last month.
The report also added that Apple will actively start using Mini LED panels in the iPad series next year, and then gradually use the same screen types in the MacBook and iMac series.
But there is no specific timetable for development. Previous reports indicate that the technology giant may purchase Mini LED panels from Epistar.
There are also reports that the company can also obtain a similar panel from San’an Optoelectronics in China, which will enter Apple’s supply chain in 2022 after it starts production and is certified in mid-2021.
For the upcoming micro-LED, Mini-LED seems to be a transitional technology, and the Cupertino-based giant has been working on it for several years. According to reports, Apple began research and development at a manufacturing plant in California as early as 2018. However, it is said that the micro-LED display screen will not be seen on smartphones until 2023 at the earliest.