DigiTimes reports that a number of Taiwanese supply chain manufacturers are ready to provide components for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro in 2020 and the mini-LED display for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro by 2020. Apple plans to release four to six products with mini-LED displays over the next two to three years, including the high-end 12.9-inch iPad Pro, Apple analyst Guo Mingjun said earlier this week.
Apple analyst Guo Mingyu said the mini-LED display will significantly increase productivity and entertainment experience, and the mini-LED display will make the product design thinner and lighter, compared to the OLED display, has many advantages. Includes higher contrast, higher brightness and darker black.
According to DigiTimes, supply chain manufacturers preparing to receive orders for these components include Epistar, General Interface Solutions (GIS), Taiwan’s TSMT, Zhending Technologies and Flexium Interconnect. The source noted that Epistar will provide micro-LED chips measuring 200 microns x 200 microns, and estimates that the high-end 12.9-inch iPad Pro will use up to 10,000 micro-LED chips.
Apple analyst Guo Mingyu expects the new mini-LED iPad Pro to be launched in the third quarter of 2020. Apple is rumoured to be updating the iPad Pro in the spring of 2020. If that happens, another new 12.9-inch model, Ken, to be launched in the fall of 2020, will be an upgrade to the spring version.