Apple may bring Mini LED screens to its MacBook Air by 2022, and iPad Air models from the same year will come with OLED screens. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reportedly shared the development in a research note. There have been reports in the past suggesting that Apple will soon release its MacBook and iPad Pro models with mini LED display, and it looks like these screens will be exclusive to iPad Pro models when it comes to tablets.
According to a 9to5Mac report quoting a research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple may release its Mini-LED MacBook Air next year. The comment indicates that the new iPad Pro models will also use Mini-LED display technology, but other iPad models will use OLED screens. Kuo adds that next year’s iPad Air will come with an OLED screen. The OLED screens the company plans to use for iPad models will be flat, unlike iPhone OLED screens that curve downward. This means that the displays will be relatively cheaper to produce.
Given that OLED screens suffer from burn-out or permanent image retention (in some cases), Apple won’t be applying this technology to its iPad Pro or MacBook models, according to the report. This isn’t the first time an OLED display has been proposed for Apple’s upcoming products, as a report earlier this month suggested that the next iPad and MacBook models will come with OLED displays. However, with the latest information, it appears that OLED displays are exclusive to non-iPad Pro iPad models and of course iPhone models.
Apple would release its iPad Pro models with Mini-LED technology in April. They can have screen sizes of 11 inches and 12.9 inches and are powered by a new processor that is said to be on par with Apple’s M1 processor. These iPad Pro 2021 models can also come with a Thunderbolt USB Type-C port. It should be noted that Apple has not shared any details about the upcoming devices.