DigiTimes re-confirms that the new mini-LED MacBook Pro is coming out in the second half of 2021. The mini-LED panels are not widely used in the tech industry, therefore, the Cupertino tech giant’s suppliers were facing problems in producing the required amount and time.
mini-LED technology is better than LCD because it uses diodes smaller than 0.2mm in size to deliver higher brightness and deeper contrasts. The mini-LED panels enable HDR through local dimming, are more power-efficient, and at low risk of burning out. That is why the advanced display tech is expensive and likely the reason for the delay in mini LEDs adaption across devices. But, after introducing the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a mini-LED display, branded as Liquid Retina XDR display, the Cupertino tech giant is introducing the new display technology to upcoming products.
Mini-LED MacBook Pro still on track for Q3, 2021 launch
Although it was heavily speculated that Apple will update the upcoming MacBook Pro model with an advanced mini-LED display this year, when Bloomberg reported that Apple is facing a supply shortage of mini-LED panels, the launch was reported pushed forward. Fortunately, Apple has been expanding its supply chain network to resolve the problem. As per industry sources, the company ordered the new display tech for the next-generation MacBook Pro series from Global Lighting Technologies. And now DigiTimes claims that Osram Opto will also supply the display panels to Apple.
Osram Opto Semiconductors reportedly will become a new supplier of miniLED for backlighting Apple’s new MacBook Pro lineup slated for launch in the second half of 2021, according to industry sources.
14-inch and 16-inch mini-LED MacBook Pro models are expected to launch later this year, maybe in November like 2020. The new laptops will be powered by an advanced version of Apple Silicon, the M1x chip, come in a redesigned flat edge-to-edge design language, no touch bar, fingerprint sensor, and much more. In addition to industry reports, Apple also hinted at the launch of the alleged MacBook Pro models in an ‘M1X MacBook Pro’ tag used in the WWD21 Keynote video, and the models were discovered in the Chinese regulatory database.
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