The internet rumor factory is always hard at work, and Apple is at the core of many popular rumors. A new report offered by a highly-reliable source claims that Apple will use mini LED technology for the displays featured on several upcoming devices. Among them, we can count a new iMac model which should arrive in the following months, a larger iPad model which will be released by 2020 and a new MacBook which should make an appearance in 2021.
The report also notes that Apple is attracted by the qualities of mini LED technology which offers support for a large number of colors, a high contrast ratio, local dimming, and impressive dynamic range.
The panel used by the iMac will employ a backlight unit comprised of 500 LED chips provided by a Japanese company. Some argue that the so-called mini LEDs are quite big in comparison to industry standards, but some changes could take place the product will enter the production stage.
Apple Might Use Mini LED Display in The Future iMac
More than 10,000 mini LEDs will be required for the panel used by the rumored iPad, and it is likely that Epistar will provide them. LG will deliver the LCD panel employed by the MacBook while Radiant Opto-Electronics offer the backlight units.
At this point, we are unable to say if Apple will use this technology. Many reports which were published in the past claimed that Apple would release the AirPower wireless charger, but the device has been canceled, with the company noting that it was unable to meet the internal quality standards. The device was revealed in 2017, but some sources claim that development problems plagued it. The initial announcement noted that the device would be released in 2018.
It remains to be seen if any of the rumored devices will use the anticipated technology. Since Apple likes to guard its secrets, we will have to wait for an official announcement.
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