Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Professional
Todd Haselton | CNBC
Apple is planning to make use of a brand new show expertise referred to as Mini LED in its lineup of laptops and tablets beginning subsequent yr, in accordance with a analysis word from TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo launched Monday.
Based on the word, Apple is planning as much as six mini LED units, together with a “high-end” iPad Professional launching within the third quarter 2020 and a 16-inch MacBook Professional laptop computer launching within the fourth quarter of 2020.
Kuo beforehand wrote that he believes Mini LED shows will likely be an important differentiating expertise for Apple in its “mid-size” merchandise, which suggests units bigger than the iPhone.
“We believe that Apple is planning [four to six] mini LED products; the first one that will launch in 3Q20 will be the high-end iPad Pro that will be equipped with the A14X processor and 12.9-inch display; the second one in 4Q20 will be the 16-inch MacBook Pro,” Kuo mentioned within the word distributed on Monday.
Mini LED shows have a number of advantages over the LCD and OLED screens at present used on devices. They provide increased distinction and usually are not as vulnerable to “burn-in,” which is when a picture is completely displayed on a malfunctioning display screen. Apple’s iPhones at present use each LCD and OLED shows, relying on the mannequin.
“We believe that the mini LED technology will significantly improve productivity and the entertainment experience,” Kuo wrote.
Kuo is well-known for publishing analysis about unreleased Apple merchandise targeted on the businesses that make up Apple’s provide chain. Apple does not touch upon upcoming merchandise. Apple launched a brand new 16-inch MacBook Professional mannequin in October with a brand new keyboard design to deal with shopper complaints.