For quite some time, Apple has been expected to begin transitioning to mini-LED displays in Apple iPad Pro models and if reports are to be believed, that could happen sooner rather than later. According to a report from DigiTimes, Apple is expected to debut its new iPad Pro with a mini-LED display in early 2021.
Apple expanding list of suppliers as it gears up for the new product
According to the report, Apple has been working hard behind-the-scenes and expanding its list of suppliers for displays. The report adds that General Interface Solutions (GIS), a renowned integrated touch display solutions maker will produce integrated touch modules for the mini-LED backlit panels for Apple’s upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Interestingly, this isn’t the first time news has surfaced online about Apple working on mini-LED displays in its iPads. Ming-Chi Kuo has made statements in the past hinting that the upcoming iPad Pro with mini-LED display could go into mass production as early as the first half of 2021 (likely launch in March or April).
Moreover, reports have also suggested that the upcoming iPad will come with numerous new features and added improvements over the current iPads. The displays are expected to include richer colors, brighter brights, darker blacks, and better contrast. The mini-LED display is also expected to offer improved display by using thousands of small, individual LEDs to light up the display enabling them to deliver performance benefits of OLED panels but without any drawbacks of that technology.
Apple iPad Pro 2021: Rumored specifications and features
While there isn’t a ton of information available on the hardware side of the upcoming iPad, it is expected that the iPad will feature a Liquid Retina display and be powered by the same A14 bionic chip that powers the new iPhone 12 series. The chipset is rumored to be paired with 4GB of RAM. Moreover, it is expected to have two batteries and a single USB Type-C port. Moreover, it is expected to come with Apple Pencil 2 support.
Apart from Mini-LED displays, Apple is also expected to introduce a new, advanced Hybrid OLED display technology on iPads from 2022. It will be thinner than the typical OLED with a lot more strength. In simple words, Mini-LED is basically an LCD technology that has thousands of small backlit LEDs (less than 0.2mm in size) instead of an individual strip. It makes use of contrasty and crisper images of the OLED technology and blends them with the brightness higher than in OLEDs.