- Apple is tipped to launch a new iPad Pro in 2021.
- The new iPad will feature a mini-LED display.
- The display technology will offer superior performance.
Apple has been long rumoured to be working on an iPad Pro with a mini-LED display, and now we finally have information on when it can become reality. According to DigiTimes, Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be launched in the first quarter of 2021.
As per the report, Apple is expanding its list of suppliers for displays with BOE finally gaining approval to supply OLED panels for the iPhone while GIS has been given the go-ahead to provide touch panels for both the iPhone and the upcoming iPad Pro. The report also goes on to add that GIS will also produce integrated touch modules for mini-LED-backlit panels for the rumoured 12.9-inch iPad Pro which is now tipped to be launched in first-quarter 2021.
Interestingly, this is not the first time we've heard about Apple launching mini-LED display totting iPads. In the past, Ming-Chi Kuo had claimed that the Mini-LED iPad will go into mass production in the first half of 2021 and could as such see a launch in the first half of 2021 itself, with even a March or April launch likely.
Over the last few months, we've heard a lot of rumours about Apple working on a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a mini-LED display. Reports have suggested that this iPad will bring with itself a number of new features and also add improvements over current iPad displays. These would include darker blacks, brighter brights, richer colors, and better contrast.
The mini-LED displays will bring about improvements by using thousands of individual LEDs to light the display which will enable them to bring the performance benefits of an OLED panel but without the drawbacks of that technology.
These iPads will benefit from the advanced technology which offers a lot of the features that are offered by OLED as they use individual LEDs to light up and dim the screen to produce the images on the screen. While the results are not as good as OLEDs, the results are still quite good, and that too at a more affordable price.
While there isn't any information available on the hardware of the device, it is expected that the iPad could come with an 8.5-inch Liquid Retina display and house the same A14 Bionic chipset that drives the show in the new iPhone 12 series and the iPad Air 4th generation. The A14 Bionic would be paired with 4GB of RAM. The iPad could feature two batteries and a USB Type-C port. The iPad could come with support for Apple pencil 2. As far as the cameras are concerned, it could feature the same camera as the iPad Air 4.