Apple’s use of Mini-LED panels in its upcoming MacBook lineup will catalyze supplier investment and drive the entire industry to adopt display technology. Like the MacBook Pro 12.9-inch iPod Pro, the designed 14-inch and 16-inch iPod Pro are expected to feature Mini-LED displays. In his latest investor note seen by MacRumor, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said it would spur strategic supplier investment in the technology, which would allow Apple to diversify supply risk and reduce production costs.
These features will be in MacBook Pro
The redesigned 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are expected to feature next-generation Apple silicon chips, the removal of the Touch Bar, the return of the MagSafe magnetic power cable, and an overall new design with an HDMI port and a card slot with SD, the report said. Is. Kuo believes that Apple is already actively looking for other suppliers of key Mini-LED components, and if its Mini-LED notebooks receive positive feedback, other notebook manufacturers and their suppliers will inevitably adopt the technology. tended to adopt.
MacBook Pro will be thinner
Apple is also developing a thinner and lighter version of the MacBook Pro that will have thinner bezels than the current model. It will have a 13-inch mini-LED display, which according to the report will be an upgrade over the display of the existing MacBook Air.
In a previous investor note, Kuo had said that the 2022 MacBook Air model will be available in multiple color options, similar to the colors of the 24-inch iMac. Looking ahead to 2023, Kuo sees Apple’s work on micro-LED technology as the next major disruption in the display market, the report said.