The first Apple mini-LED product is a variant of the iPad Pro due before the end of the year, according to TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. After that, Apple wants to use the screen technology on many more devices.
It would be the large version of the iPad Pro with 12.9″ screen, claims MacRumors based on a report from Kuo. Instead of a single backlight, a miniLED screen has between a thousand and ten thousand LEDs behind the screen that the software can dim individually to show a higher contrast on the screen.
Due to production problems, Apple may get about 300,000 to 400,000 miniLED screens by the end of the year, preventing the manufacturer from using the new screen technology in a range of products. That’s why, as Kuo said earlier, many of those products won’t come out until next year
Apple announced the Pro Display XDR earlier this year. This $5,000 or $6,000 screen has 576 LEDs to dim parts of the screen. This is an fald backlight, in which 576 zones can be dimmed individually. This does not yet concern a miniLED screen, because the individual LEDs are still too large to be qualified as minileds. Miniled is one of the techniques to make LCDs better.