Apple plans to add a Mini LED display to the 11-inch iPad Pro in 2022, after the technology was introduced on this year’s 12.9-inch model, according to a research note by analyst Ming-chi Kuo.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple may provide a mini-LED display on both iPad Pro models in 2022. It will therefore no longer be reserved for the 12.9-inch model.
Last April, Apple unveiled a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a Liquid Retina XDR mini LED display. However, the 11-inch version was launched with an LCD screen. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro mini-LED display has a peak brightness of 1600 nits.
The mini-LED screen, therefore, allows the 12.9-inch iPad Pro to benefit from better brightness and contrast. The display uses 10,000 Mini LEDs arranged in 2,596 dimming zones to achieve extremely high contrast ratios that rival those of OLED panels. Thanks to the small LEDs, the tablet can precisely manage the backlit areas.
As a result, mini-LED technology makes it possible to reduce the blooming effect (the halo around light elements such as subtitles). The 11-inch iPad should finally benefit from the same technology as its big brother next year.
For now, apart from the arrival of the mini-LED screen on the smaller model, we don’t know much about the iPad Pro 2022. Using mini-LED screens would only be temporary since Apple will unveil the first iPad equipped with an OLED screen in 2023. Ultimately, all high-end tablets from Apple are expected to use this technology.
We heard from a Bloomberg report that Apple was working on a new iPad Pro compatible with the company’s MagSafe wireless charging. To accommodate this technology Apple would switch to a glass back for the new models, instead of the aluminium found on the back of the current iPad.
(featured image-iPad Pro 2021)