According to Digitimes, citing sources close to Apple’s supply chain, the tech giant plans to unveil and market mini-LED backlit Macs this year. GLT will reportedly supply the mini-LED display components for the next MacBook Pro models in the third quarter of 2021.
The report comes as Apple plans to host the 2021 Developers Event on June 17, with credible sources such as John Praser announcing the introduction of the next-generation MacBook Pro with a new beating body and heart. ; But given the range of new displays, we probably won’t see the MacBook Pro unveiled at the upcoming event.
Apple last redesigned the MacBook Pro in late 2016, and now the MacThe 13-inch Book Pro comes with an M1 processor, but its design remains unchanged. The first MacBook Pro equipped with a Retina display was launched in 2012 and did not change much until 2016 with the release of the MacBook Pro Supertina; So using a mini LED panel could be the biggest change in the MacBook Pro display in the last 5 years.
According to previous reports, Apple suppliers in Taiwan include Epistar companies for the production of LED panel chips, FitTech testing and sorting specialists, SMT service provider, Zhen Ding Technology supplier for backlight panels, Auras Technology for all processor equipment suppliers and R They are trying to provide the necessary parts and technologies for mini LED displays. According to Digitimes, Foxconn, Apple’s largest assembler, is assembling the MacBook Pro display with the improved M1 chip alongside Quanta.
The mini LED backlight, as its name implies, is made up of very small LEDs, and the main difference with conventional LED displays is the number of backlight diodes. In short, traditional displays require several hundred LEDs for exposure; Mini-LED displays, on the other hand, can accommodate thousands of LEDs due to their reduced size. However, these displays bring more contrast and brightness and a deeper black color. These monitors fall into the category of LCD; But they offer OLED display features at a cheaper price.
Of course, these screens are not completely flawless; Because the evidence shows that the Mini-LED display has a light spot problem in some scenarios. This phenomenon occurs when the brightness of the content is such that the sensor pixels are saturated. This saturation usually appears as white areas on the image that correspond to the intensity of the light source. The data is transferred from light-sensitive pixels on the image sensor to the register shift records and then turned on for processing. In areas where a large amount of light (photons) is received per pixel, they are sent to adjacent pixels and registers that transmit this light outward, creating visible lines in the image.