Apple is expecting high demand for its upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models which will feature a new design and mini-LED displays. The company has already partnered with another new supplier, Luxshare Precision Industry, to help with the increased number of mini-LED displays that will be required.
So far, the only product that Apple ships with a mini-LED display is the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The mini-LED display is manufactured by Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology (TSMT).
Luxshare Precision Industry to become Apple’s second mini-LED supplier for MacBook Pro
As per DigiTimes, Apple is looking to include Luxshare Precision Industry as its second mini-LED display provider by the fourth quarter of 2021. The new MacBook Pro models are expected to launch in late Q3 2021 or early Q4 2021, as per various reports. DigiTimes had reported earlier this month that Apple was looking for another supplier to meet the demand for mini-LED displays for M1 iPad Pro and upcoming MacBook Pro display demand.
Apple has also been working with Zhen Ding Technology and Tripod Technology to meet the mini-LED demand for 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, while Global Lighting Technologies and Osram Opto were added to Apple’s supply chain last month.
Apple is also looking to expand its mini-LED display technology to 11-inch iPad Pro in 2022, and the addition of another supplier will help in meeting the demand.
The upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch mini-LED MacBook Pro models are expected to launch later this year with the biggest redesign for Apple’s portables Macs for professionals since 2016. The new laptops will be powered by a new version of Apple Silicon, M1X chip, which will support up to 32GB RAM. The new models will feature a flat edge-to-edge design language, get rid of the touch bar, and also see the return of an SD card slot and HDMI port. They will also feature the return of the beloved MagSafe charging connector, however, it is unclear if it will work in the same way as it did in older MacBooks. In addition to industry reports,