mini-LED screens destined for use in MacBook Pros will begin to be shipped in the third quarter of this year, according to a new report.

A paywalled preview of a larger DigiTimes report that will go live tomorrow claims that Global Lighting Technologies will begin shipping the screens later this year.

Global Lighting to kick off shipments for new Apple devices in 3Q21
Light guide plate supplier Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) will kick off its shipments for Apple’s new-generation mini LED-backlit MacBook Pro series in the third quarter of 2021, according to industry sources.

Apple has been rumored to have new 14-inch and 16-inch Mini-LED MacBook Pro notebooks in the works for months now, each version also expected to offer an upgraded Apple M1 chip for even more impressive performance. A new industrial design is also expected to feature when the new machines ship.

The use of Mini-LED screens means that the notebooks will be able to offer more impressive brightness and contrast than traditional LCD MacBook Pros have been able to, something that could be a big deal for people who use their notebooks for image and video work.

There’s still no concrete information on when we can expect Apple to begin getting these displays into machines and then into the hands of users, however.

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