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What you need to know

  • DigiTimes has reiterated that a new iPad Pro is expected in the first quarter of 2021.
  • It is expected to come with a mini-LED display.
  • The report notes mini-LED technology will also be expanding to other new iPads and MacBooks.

A new report from DigiTimes has reiterated that Apple is planning to release a new iPad Pro with a mini-LED display next year.

The new report notes that two new suppliers have entered Apple's manufacturing chain to compete for orders of mini-LED boards for new Apple devices. Specifically, the report notes Apple's rumored iPad Pro, expected to be launched early next year:

Both firms are expected to start small-volume shipments of mini LED-backlit modules in the fourth quarter of 2020 to support the launch of new ‌iPad Pro‌ in the first quarter of 2021, the sources said.

Previous reports have suggested that a new iPad Pro might debut in the first half of next year, having been delayed. It was thought a mini-LED iPad Pro would originally debut this year. The new iPad Pro is expected to launch in the same year as other mini-LED devices, specifically a new 16-inch MacBook Pro and a 27-inch iMac. Other rumored feature of a new iPad Pro includes 5G wireless capability and Apple's improved A14X processor.

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Indeed, the DigiTimes report notes that the two new suppliers, Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect, will likely be able to supply mini-LED orders for other devices including new MacBooks and iPads, suggesting Apple plans to expand its mini-LED technology across its product range.

Mini-LED displays could allow Apple to create thinner and lighter devices, as well as even better image quality.