We can see Apple bringing mini-LED displays to the MacBook Air by next year and this is also when iPad Air models are expected to come with OLED displays. This new update was shared by renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a research note recently.
Older reports have suggested that Apple will soon launch MacBook and iPad Pro models with Mini-LED displays, but it looks like those particular displays will be exclusive to iPad Pro models when it comes to tablets.
9to5Mac cited Kuo’s research note to report that Apple’s MacBook Air with Mini-LED display is expected to arrive by 2022. The research note says new iPad Pro models coming next year will use Mini-LED displays as well, but other iPads, such as iPad Air models, will use OLEDs.
According to reports, the OLED displays that Apple plans to use for the iPad models will be flat and not curved at the bottom like the OLED displays on the iPhone. This should make these screens cheaper to produce.
However, since OLED displays tend to suffer from permanent image retention and / or burn-in, Apple is unlikely to bring this technology to the iPad Pro or MacBook models, as the report suggests.
This is not the first time that OLED displays have been reported for upcoming Apple products. There have been reports suggesting that the next iPad and MacBook models will come with OLED displays, but now, according to the latest information, it looks like OLED displays will be exclusive to less expensive iPad models and iPhones. .
Apple’s iPad Pros with mini LED displays are expected to arrive by April and they will come with 11-inch and 12.9-inch displays. They are also expected to be powered by a new processor which is expected to be on par with the Apple M1 chip. And there should also be the Thunderbolt USB Type-C port.
However, Apple hasn’t disclosed any details about its future devices, so we’ll have to wait and watch.