Apple’s stopped Thunderbolt Screen

An excerpt from Kuo’s research note, acquired by MacRumors:

We believe that miniature LED, compared to OLED, will be a more suitable solution to offer wide-color gamut (WCG)/high-contrast/high dynamic range (HDR)/neighborhood dimming features for its longer lifetime and no burn-in problems for Apple’s medium- and – large-size products targeting at productivity positions.

In a prior research note, Kuo predicted that Apple would establish both a 31.6-inch screen along with a 16-16.5″ MacBook Pro in 2019, so it’s not entirely clear if the 15-17″ MacBook identifies a separate notebook or if Kuo currently considers the 16-16.5″ MacBook Pro is coming a few years later than he initially expected.


Apple plans to launch a trio of new products with Mini-LED backlights over the subsequent two years, including a 31.6″ display in the second or third quarter of 2019, a 10-12″ iPad in late 2020 or early 2021, along with a 15-17″ MacBook at the first half 2021, based on renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Kuo believes that the 31.6-inch display”will aim a very high-end position” and attribute an”all-new design”