The year 2020 is likely to be a year of major changes for Apple. If reports are to be believed Apple is likely to introduce major design upgrades in its iPhones next. It is also expected to introduce not three but four iPhone models with OLED displays and 5G connectivity next year. In addition to that we could also see the company launching the budget iPhone SE 2 and AR Glasses in the upcoming year – all of which is a lot to accomodate in a single – all of which is a lot to accomodate in a single year given the scope of change. And now new report suggests that Apple could launch new iPad Pro and MacBook Pro models with a brand new display technology in the coming year.
Noted Apple analyst Ming Chi Quo in his latest note to the investors (via 9To5 Mac) said that Apple could launch a new iPad Pro model with a 12.9-inch display and the upgraded version of its recently launched 16-inch MacBook Pro next year. Both these devices as per the Apple analyst will come with a mini LED display that will replace the existing OLED displays.
In his note Kuo also said that the Cupertino, California based company is expected to launch at least 4-6 new devices with the mini LED display in the upcoming two – three year which is in turn expected to accelerate the industry responsible for developing the mini LED displays.
In case you are wondering why Apple is keen on making the switch from OLED displays to the mini LED displays then the answer lies in the benefits. The mini LED displays, according to Kuo, offer “a rich wide color gamut, a high contrast ratio, high dynamic range, and localized dimming.” They are also believed to result in thinner display panels that lack the side-effects of the OLED panels, which include more power consumption and burn-ins.
That said, Kuo did not mention anything about Apple making a similar switch from OLED displays to mini LED displays in its iPhones. If anything, reports so far have suggested that Apple could ditch its LCD panel opting for OLED panels in all its iPhone models next year. This means that so far the company has no plans of making the switch to mini LED displays, at least not completely, not yet.