Mingchi Ko, a well-known analyst at Apple and the company’s business and manufacturing plans, released a new report on his forecast for the future of hardware. He believes that intensifying competition between suppliers of Apple’s Mini-LED display chip will accelerate the use of this advanced technology in the iPad and the MacBook family of personal computers.
It was previously anticipated that Epistar would partner with Apple as the sole supplier of Mini-LED chips. Analysts believe the company will supply the chips needed for Cupertino 2020 products. New news claims that Sanan Optoelectronics has also made good progress in this area and will probably be able to supply equipment to Apple in 2021. It has already been said that the company will not be able to supply equipment to Apple until 2022.
“Increasing competition between Mini-LED suppliers is leading to lower prices for end products,” Koo said in part. He says the same competition will reduce the price of displays from $ 75 to $ 85 for Apple to $ 45. He predicts that Mini-LED technology will be used in 30 to 40 percent of the iPad family and 20 to 30 percent of the MacBook family by 2021. Previously, the figures for each family were 10 to 20 percent.
Rumors and rumors have been circulating for a long time about the possibility of using Mini-LED displays in future iPads and MacBooks. Mingchi Ko also said six months ago that Apple has six products with Mini-LED displays on the agenda that will be launched by the end of 2021. 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 27-inch iMac Pro, 1.14-inch MacBook Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro, 2.2-inch iPad and 9.7-inch iPad mini are among the products with the highest probability of using Mini-LED expression. did.
Mini-LED displays are among the most advanced technologies in the world of displays. In these products, there are 1000 to 10 thousand LEDs depending on the dimensions of the panel, which have significant advantages and improvements over conventional LED displays. In fact, the Mini-LED offers users many of the advantages of OLED without its conventional weaknesses. Mini-LED displays have a deeper, darker black color and perform better in light colors. Of course, as you know, the cost of producing them will be higher than other types of displays.