Apple intends to launch a trio of new products with Mini-LED backlights during the subsequent two years, including a 31.6″ screen in the second or third quarter of 2019, a 10-12″ iPad in overdue 2020 or early 2021, along with a 15-17″ MacBook in the first half of 2021, according to well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
In a previous study note, Kuo predicted that Apple would launch both a 31.6-inch display along with a 16-16.5″ MacBook Pro in 2019, so it is not completely clear if the 15-17″ MacBook refers to another notebook or if Kuo currently considers the 16-16.5″ MacBook Pro is coming a few years later than he originally expected.
Kuo believes that the 31.6-inch screen”will target an extremely high-end position” and attribute an”all-new design.”
An excerpt from Kuo’s research note, acquired by MacRumors:
We believe that mini LED, in comparison to OLED, will be much more convenient solution to provide wide-color gamut (WCG)/high-contrast/high dynamic range (HDR)/neighborhood dimming features because of its longer lifetime and no burn-in issues for Apple’s medium- and large-size products targeting in productivity rankings.