The backlight unit (BLU) to be utilised in the 31.6-inch iMac is going to be made of approximately 500 LED processors of 600 microns in size, with Japan-based Nichia to supply the LEDs, Kuo said.

The report goes on to note that Apple is settling LED technology for high dynamic selection, high contrast ratio, its wide color gamut and dimming.

This is a quasi-mini LED BLU because the processor size is larger than those of regular mini LEDs, according to industry resources. The use of a BLU provides opportunities for the supply chain to enhance mini LED generation in yield and price rate, the sources mentioned.

Greater than 10,000 mini LEDs will be needed for the”10- to 12-inch iPad,” according to the report, and these LEDs will be made by Epistar. Meanwhile, the LCD panels will come in BLUs and LG Display by Radiant Opto-Electronics, and three companies will form parts of the supply chain.
Apple will change to miniature LED backlighting to get a raft of hardware arriving across the next three years such as a 31.6-inch iMac to be launched in the second or third quarter of 2019, reports DigiTimes this afternoon.

Apple will embrace miniature LED backlighting for a 31.6-inch iMac to be found in the second or third quarter of 2019, a 10- to 12-inch iPad to be unveiled at fourth-quarter 2020 or first-quarter 2021, and also a 15- to 17-inch MacBook to be introduced in first-half 2021, according to a analyst Kuo Ming-chi in TF International Securities.

Today’s DigiTimes report cites remarks made by well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo to local media, a system interpretation of that we covered on Monday. That report, that carried a warning of potential mistranslation, referred to a 31.6-inch 6K standalone screen, but DigiTimes identifies multiple times to an iMac with the very same dimensions.