In a research note for TF International Securities by MacRumors, Kuo added that the iPad and MacBook displays each use about 10,000 LEDs, compared to 576 in Apple's new Pro Display XDR. Each LED should be less than 200 microns in size, much smaller than the Pro Display XDR.
Kuo previously said that the iPad and MacBook models will have 1
Although mass production of mid-size OLED displays has gradually improved and the performance of OLEDs in wide color ranges is comparable to that of mini-LED, Kuo believes that Mini-LED is Apple's first choice for burn-in problems to reduce Reduce the dependence on Samsung in the delivery of OLED displays.
LG Display will supply the mini LED display panels, while other miniature LED component suppliers will include Kuo Epistar, Zhen Ding, Radiant Opto-Electronics, Nichia, Avary Holding and TSMT.
Kuo expects the miniature LED displays to offer thinner and lighter product designs while providing good performance with large color gamut, high contrast, and HDR, as well as localized dimming that backs the black areas of the screen is displayed while you keep the bright parts of the screen bright.
Apple plans to release the iPad between the fourth quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, followed by the MacBook between the first quarter and the second quarter of 2021, Kuo said.