We have waited a long time to see the first Macs and iPads with mini-LED displays. Now a new DigiTimes report places its arrival during the first half of 2021, information that would coincide with quite a few rumors and could, once and for all, be the definitive one.
More contrast, less consumption and illuminated manzanita?
According to the report, Apple is preparing to present a new iPad Pro with a mini-LED screen during the first quarter of 2021, something that more or less had already been reflected in other rumors. In addition, it states that mass production of a MacBook Pro with a mini-LED screen and an M1 chip, without specifying the model, will begin during the second quarter of 2021.
Apple’s Taiwan suppliers including LED chip vendor Epistar, FitTech testing and grading specialist, SMT Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology service provider, Zhen Ding Technology backlight board provider, Auras cooling solution provider Technology and process equipment maker All Ring Technology are set to gain momentum with upcoming shipments of miniLED devices from Apple, the sources said.
Sources went on to say that Foxconn Technology and Compal Electronics will share assembly orders for iPad Pro mini-LEDs, and that MacBook Pros with M1 chips and mini-LED display will be produced primarily by Quanta Computer and Foxconn.
Along with the arrival of the M1 chips to the 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, there was the possibility of a renewal of its external appearance. After the presentation, this possibility was postponed to the following MacBook Pros, the 16-inch ones, which They could be presented at an event in March or during WWDC21.
The addition of a mini-LED screen along with the very low power consumption of the M1 and the size of the batteries of the 16-inch MacBook Pro could offer us unprecedented autonomy in any computer. The quality of the screen of the Mac would also give a huge leap forward and would be much closer to the deep contrast of the OLED screens that we already know from the iPhone.
On the other hand, this technology would allow, at least in theory, the return of Apple’s apple lit up on the lid of the Mac. Something that the most veterans of the brand undoubtedly continue to wish for. It seems that 2021 is called to be an even more relevant year in the Mac family, and that, let’s not lose sight of it, this 2020 we have started the transition to Apple Silicon. A transition that we are still assimilating, but that, as we see, is only the beginning.