Thursday, 12 December, 2019

2020 iPad Pro 12.9 could have a next-gen screen and chipset

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That allows for more mini-LEDs to be used on a display, which translates to a handful of significant real-world benefits. The tech offers similar advantages to OLED over traditional LCD panels in terms of wider dynamic range and colour gamut and greater contrast, only without the risk of burn-in associated with OLED panels. Mini LED makes sense for pro devices where accuracy is important, but content might remain static for hours at a time (say, in media editing software) and otherwise wouldn't be a good fit for OLED.

Apple has been rumored to be making the switch from OLED to mini-LED display panels for a little while now. He didn't elaborate on what that means, however. Kuo reports that the company will introduce at least two products with mini-LED displays in 2020.

Incidentally, mini-LED displays are rather expensive, which helps explain why Apple is opting to incorporate them into its higher-end products.

"It seems the current iPad is just too bulky for some - at 0.29 inches thick (iPad 10.2")- as a further reduction to its slim-line frame is in the pipeline for 2020, reports suggest.

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Speculated by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he had earlier revealed the rumour about Apple working on a new screen technology with a release of 2020 or 2021. The TF International Securities analyst has said he also expects each LED will be below 200 microns in size. With mini-LED displays set to come from suppliers like LG Display and others, Apple would also be able to lessen its dependence on Samsung.

Apple's new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max all feature significant upgrades compared to their predecessor, the iPhone XR.

At this point, it's worth noting that this timeline does appear to throw a wrench in our past iPad Pro expectations.