Yesterday, Apple introduced the first Liquid Retina XDR display for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. It offers 1000 nits of brightness (1600 nits peak) and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1. The display consists of 10,384 Mini LED chips, divided into 2,596 dimming zones, giving it additional high contrast and high color saturation performance.
That display technology will likely be used for new higher performance MacBook Pros that have been rumored for quite some time. TrendForce says they will be released in the second have of 2021.
With regards to Apple’s plans for 2H21, the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook models will likewise feature Mini LED backlight technology, which will become the hardware benchmark for high-end tablets and notebook computers. The release of Apple’s Mini LED-equipped tablets is expected to galvanize a growth against market headwinds for upstream and downstream companies in the Mini LED supply chain, including Mini LED chip suppliers (e.g., Ennostar), testing and sorting service suppliers (e.g., FitTech, Saultech, and YTEC), SMT suppliers (e.g., TSMT and Yenrich), backplane PCB suppliers (e.g., Zhen Ding Tech and Tripod Technology), driver IC suppliers (e.g., Parade, Novatek, and Macroblock), and light source module suppliers (e.g., Radiant/ROE and GIS).
More details in the full report linked below...