If we review the information rumored weeks ago we will remember that the first rumors about miniLED panels arose being about to debut on Apple devices. An iPad Mini (2020) would be the first lucky one. But new reports emerge that point to another device: the Apple iPad Pro (2021) would have a miniLED screen first.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had already spoken that there are two iPads on the short to medium-term horizon of Apple: A new iPad Mini and a new iPad Pro. Both would debut during the last quarter of 2020 according to their sources, but the site Digitimes says that the first of them will be the iPad Pro (2021) and that it would debut during the first quarter of next year.
It is not yet known which iPad will debut with miniLED technology
The miniLED technology employs the same IPS LCD panels that Apple currently uses in modern MacBooks and iPads, only it will drastically improve your backlighting system. And miniLED panels not only offer better coloration and brightness than IPS LCD panels, but are even warmer and more efficient than OLED panels.
At the beginning of 2021 Apple could be launching its iPad Pro (2021) with a 12.9-inch miniLED screen but up to 10,000 units would be manufactured since that is the amount that the manufacturer Epistar would be able to distribute.
Similarly, Apple is already making arrangements with companies such as Osram Opto Semiconductors and Sanan Optoelectronics to lower costs and accelerate the process of adapting this new material.
The Apple iPad Pro (2021) would have a miniLED screen and later new MacBooks of the Pro line would join it. The idea is that, at least in the first instance, the miniLED panels are exclusive technology for the premium models of tablets and laptops from Apple. But maybe towards the end of 2021, or even by 2022, miniLED panels will be included in iPhones.