We’ve been hearing of Apple’s plans to use mini-LED screens in products for a couple of years now, but DigiTimes has a new report out that suggests we can expect them before the end of the year.

This follows a similar stance from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes multiple mini-LED devices are in the works.

The DigiTimes report has a 12.9-inch iPad Pro refresh coming with mini-LED technology this year, while some MacBook models are also penciled in for the new display technology.

The allure of mini-LED technology is fairly obvious. It will allow for thinner, lighter displays, which will in turn make the whole product thinner and lighter – assuming the space-saving isn’t used to allow for larger batteries etc.

Quite what devices will use mini-LED first isn’t clear at this point, although it’s becoming increasingly obvious that Apple will make the move to mini-LED in the future. OLED is currently the best display technology Apple makes use of, but it has its own issues, not least being cost.

Apple is due to announce iPad Pro refreshes in particular, with some rumors having that due to happen within weeks. Is it possible that Apple could sell an 11-inch LCD iPad Pro and a 12.9-inch mini-LED iPad Pro?

It’s also important to remember that DigiTimes has a flaky history when it comes to these kinds of reports. Take them with a pinch of salt for now.

(Source: DigiTimes)

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