This year, Apple will begin transferring its devices to mini-LED technology, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and a new DigiTimes report Thursday, repeats Kuo’s expectation that a mini-LED version of Apple’s MacBook Air is scheduled to arrive in 2022.
Kuo believes Apple will release iPad Pro models and redesign the MacBook Pros in 2021, followed by a new MacBook Air in 2022, all with mini-LED screens and Apple Silicon chips. Today DigiTimes report, citing sources in the supply chain, echoing the general sentiment:
The sources expect that Apple’s 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros and 16-inch MacBook Pro, which will be released in 2021, will be equipped with miniLED screens, and the adoption of miniLED will be extended to its MacBook Air products in 2022.
In addition to a redesigned 16-inch MacBook Pro, Kuo has said he expects Apple to launch a new 14-inch MacBook Pro with a brand new design by the end of the second quarter or third quarter of this year. Kuo says that these MacBook Pro models will have Mini-LED screens for increased brightness, improved contrast, richer colors and more.
MacBook Pro models are estimated to be the main driver for mini-LED panel shipments, as they will reportedly get mini-LEDs before the iPad and see faster shipping growth.
As a result, Apple is likely to introduce the mini-LED as a “Pro” Mac feature, but Kuo believes the company will be able to offset the increased costs because the cost of the “Apple Silicon” chips is significantly lower than Intel processors. , which will let it bring the technology of its most popular MacBook further down the line.
Kuo’s optimistic scenario sees MacBook shipments grow 100 percent over the next three years, by up to 35 million units per year, thanks to the adoption of Apple Silicon and the updated designs.