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New MacBook Pros may push the adoption of mini-LED display tech in the industry

18 August 2021 0

In a new investor note, the very notable Ming-Chi Kuo has kept the adoption of mini-LEDs by Apple as the main subject. Kuo strongly believes the industry will be swayed by the upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBooks that are expected to feature the mini-LEDs.

Kuo points out that MacBook shipments have not grown much in the past few years, but expect it to grow significantly by 20% YoY in 2021 and a year ahead, due to the adoption of mini-LED panels. Additionally, the report also mentions that other changes like Apple M1X SoC and design change will further play a major role in catalyzing the sale.

Kuo believes Apple’s heavy investment in the mini-LED display panels will play a major role in steering the industry towards investing more into such panels. As per a past report from DigiTimes, Apple has already managed to secure deals with mini-LED suppliers, a good sign that Apple is quite bullish about the adoption.

Other speculated features of the redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models include M1X chip, MagSafe magnetic power cable, HDMI port, SD card slot.

Also, as per previous reports, Apple is also working on a thinner and lighter version of the MacBook Air. Rumors suggest this MacBook Air will feature a mini-LED display as well, a significant upgrade over the existing MacBook Air display.

Kuo further predicts that Apple will start shifting towards micro-LEDs in 2023.

Kuo in the investors’ note has reportedly mentioned –

We predict that the production cost of Micro LED will improve significantly starting in 2023–2024, so it will likely be a market focus from 2023 onwards. We believe Apple is developing Micro LED technology, but the production schedule is not yet confirmed.

The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are expected to go on sale in November. Apple reportedly has multiple events to hold the remaining year.



New MacBook Pros may push the adoption of mini-LED display tech in the industry
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