South Korea’s ETNews reported today that LG will provide Apple with a Mini-LED display for the new iPad to be launched in the first quarter of 2021. LG is likely to begin mass production of the display by the end of the year. Mini-LED display backlights offer many of the same benefits as OLED displays, including higher brightness, higher contrast and higher power efficiency.
Rumours a lot about an iPad Pro with a Mini-LED display. Back in June, mysterious but reliable leaker L0vetodream said Apple plans to launch a new iPad Pro model in the first half of 2021 with an A14X chip, 5G support and Mini-LED displays. The iPad Pro will be a 12.9-inch model, multiple sources said.
Apple last updated the iPad Pro in March, but this is a relatively small update, with new features including an A12Z bionic chip, essentially an A12X chip, support for an additional GPU core, an ultra-wide camera that achieves 0.5x zoom, a lidar scanner augmented reality, and a better sound microphone. This is the first update to the iPad Pro since a major redesign in October 2018.
Apple also plans to use the Mini-LED display on future MacBook and iMac models, as previously rumored, according to today’s report.