According to the latest report from DigiTimes, Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Mini-LED display will be launched in the first quarter of 2021. According to reports, Apple has diversified its display and touch panel supply chain, BOE has finally obtained approval to supply OLED panels for the iPhone, and GIS has switched to providing touch panels for the iPhone and the upcoming iPad Pro.
According to the report, the source said that GIS approved the investment of NT$ 2.198 billion and NT$ 1.421 billion proposed by its subsidiary in Chengdu, China in August and November 2020, respectively. The funds will be used to expand the use of tablet computers. The production capacity of integrated touch modules. The subsidiary will invest another NT$753 million to increase the automation of the production line. According to sources, the subsidiary currently produces integrated touch modules for iPad and MacBook.
The source also pointed out that in addition to the iPhone, GIS will also produce integrated touch modules for the miniLED backlight panel of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro to be launched in the first quarter of 2021.
For some time, Apple has been rumored to be preparing to launch a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a Mini-LED display. The display will have many improvements over the current iPad display, including deeper blacks, brighter brightness, and richer Colors and better contrast. This technology uses thousands of independent LEDs to light up the display, which can provide many advantages of OLED displays, but does not have some of the disadvantages of this technology.
Naijatechnews understands that previous reports, including the well-known analyst Guo Mingchi’s report, indicated that the Mini-LED iPad Pro will be launched sometime in the first half of 2021, but today’s report from DigiTimes shows that it is expected to be launched at that time. Duan’s early appearance.
Looking ahead to the next generation of iPad Pro, there are several reports that Apple is seeking to transition its product line to OLED display technology, but it seems unlikely that Apple will only switch to Mini-LED for a short time and then transition to OLED again. There is a rumor that the OLED iPad Pro will be launched in the second half of 2021, but a recent report stated that this change may not happen until 2022 at the earliest.