A new research report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors) claims that Apple in 2020 is planning to introduce a host of new products with mini-LED displays. Kuo predicts Apple could release four to six new devices with MiniLED displays over time, which hopefully means the technology will trickle down to its more affordable offerings. Mini-LED panels feature nearly the same benefits of OLED displays such as local dimming, wide colour gamut, and high contrast and dynamic range.
Incidentally, mini-LED displays are rather expensive, which helps explain why Apple is opting to incorporate them into its higher-end products. Still, Kuo has nailed some Apple predictions in the past, so don't be surprised to see iPads and MacBooks sporting Mini-LED displays at some point next year.
Looking at Apple's current form factors, that suggests more internal space for other components.
The latest iteration of Apple's popular tablet looks a lot like its Mashable's Choice Award-winning predecessor (only with a slightly bigger Retina display) and features the same all-day battery life.
Next year's successor to the 16-inch MacBook Pro is also expected to switch to mini-LED in the fourth quarter.
Kuo had originally broke the rumor that Apple was working on laptops and tablets with the new screen technology earlier this year, but at that time, he put the date as either 2020 or 2021.
The iPad Pro refresh will reportedly arrive around Q3 2020 (July to September) with an A14X processor.
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As for early 2020, Kuo hasn't said much on that in his latest research note.
All that said, Kuo's report raises an obvious question: What's the benefit of transitioning to mini-LED displays?