According to Korean media, Apple will supply almost half of its Mini LED displays from only one company, and the next iPad Pro, which will enter the market with the same display technology, will be launched in the second quarter of 2021.
Various supply chain sources to the Digitimes website they said For the next iPad Pro, which will have a 12.9-inch Mini LED display, Apple will supply most of its panels only from Epistar. In addition, the report states that the assembly and release of the next iPad Pro will begin in the second quarter of 2021.
As of now, there is no exact release date for the next iPad Pro, and we do not know if the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will be the only product to be equipped with a Mini LED, or if Apple will launch other devices with this technology. However, it seems that among the market participants, Apple is the first company to take such a step.
Well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Koo said in September 2020 that the company will launch its first Mini LED devices in the first half of 2021. He announced in November that one of these products would be the next iPad Pro. But other rumors have suggested a new MacBook Pro with a Mini LED in 2021.
Digitimes is a good source for Apple’s supply chain, but in the past it has made mistakes in announcing the timeline of the company’s products. So it is better to wait for more reports. The website said in a report in early March that it expects mass production of Mini LED displays to begin in mid-March and that the tablet itself will be produced in the next two to three months. With this account, iPad Pro will be introduced before the end of the first half of 2021.