In a previous study note, Kuo predicted that Apple would launch both a 31.6-inch screen and a 16-16.5″ MacBook Pro in 2019, so it is not completely clear if the 15-17″ MacBook refers to a separate notebook or if Kuo now considers the 16-16.5″ MacBook Pro is coming a few years later than he originally anticipated.

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Kuo believes that the 31.6-inch display”will target an extremely high-end position” and feature an”all-new design.”
An excerpt from Kuo’s research note, obtained by MacRumors:

We believe that miniature LED, compared to OLED, will probably be a more suitable solution to offer wide-color gamut (WCG)/high-contrast/high dynamic range (HDR)/local dimming features because of its longer life and no burn-in issues for Apple’s moderate – and – large-size products targeting at productivity rankings.

Apple intends to launch a trio of new goods with Mini-LED backlights over the subsequent two years, such as a 31.6″ screen in the second or third quarter of 2019, a 10-12″ iPad in late 2020 or premature 2021, along with a 15-17″ MacBook in the first half 2021, according to well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.