Apple’s discontinued Thunderbolt Screen
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 identifies another notebook or if Kuo now considers the 16-16.5″ MacBook Pro is coming a few years later than he initially anticipated.
An excerpt in Kuo’s research note, acquired by MacRumors:
We feel 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 life and no burn-in problems for Apple’s medium- and large-size products targeting at productivity positions.
Apple plans to establish a trio of fresh goods with Mini-LED backlights during the next two years, including a 31.6″ screen in the next or third quarter of 2019, a 10-12″ iPad in overdue 2020 or early 2021, and a 15-17″ MacBook at the first half of 2021, according to renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
We forecast that Apple will launch an all-new design 31.6-inch monitor, a 10–12 inch iPad and a 15–17 inch MacBook equipped with a miniature LED backlight unit (BLU) in 2–3Q19, 4Q20–1Q21 and 1–2Q21.
Kuo thinks that the 31.6-inch screen”will aim a very high-end position” and attribute an”all-new design.”