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LG to Supply Mini-LED Display for New iPad Arriving Early Next Year [Report]

LG to Supply Mini-LED Display for New iPad Arriving Early Next Year [Report]

Posted November 4, 2020 at 3:46pm by iClarified · 3779 views
LG will supply mini-LED display panels for a new iPad set to arrive early next year, reports ETNews.

According to the industry on November 1, LG Display plans to supply its Mini LED backlight LCDs to Apple. These LCDs are expected to be used for Apple’s new iPads that will be released early next year. The supply chain for Mini LED backlight LCDs is also finalized. Epistar based in Taiwan will supply Mini LEDs while TSMT that is also based in Taiwan will be responsible for mounting of Mini LEDs (Surface Mount Technology). LG Display will then add its LCDs to modules and make and supply finalized displays.

It's likely that the first mini-LED device will be a new iPad Pro. Benefits of Mini-LED include thinner and lighter product design, good wide color gamut performance, high contrast and HDR, as well as the ability to dim specific screen areas.

Apple is also expected to update the MacBook Pro with a mini-LED display; however, that is rumored to come in 2H21.

Apple will also launch mini LED-backlit high-end MacBook in second-half 2021, will seek additional suppliers of mini LEDs to secure stable supply, the sources said. As a supplier of backlight-use LEDs for Apple Watch and iPhone, Osram Opto is expected to become another supplier of MacBook-use mini LEDs, and set up initial monthly production capacity of 100 million mini LEDs at its plant in Malaysia, the sources indicated.

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