Apple Inc could launch its first iPad with mini-LED display in the first half of 2021 along with third-generation true wireless earphones (AirPods 3), according to the latest report by popular analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TFI Securities. The latest report suggests that the upcoming Apple products could be manufactured by Taiwan-based OEM Career Technology which will be a key supplier of Apple for the upcoming product cycle.
According to MacRumors, a partner that will build flexible soft board technology for Apple is Taiwanese manufacturer Carrier Technology. The LCP (liquid crystal polymer) soft board is expected to offer a flexible way to connect components together, offering high-speed and low-latency data transfer. Career Technology is reportedly manufacturing acoustic and optical components in a soft board for a mini-LED iPad – likely to be mass-produced in the first half of 2021.
What is a Mini LED? Mini-LED shows use about 1,000 to 10,000 special-person LEDs, providing greater contrast than traditional LEDs. By having too many LEDs within the display, shows can supply deep blacks and even shiny bright and by switching to mini-LED, Apple will be able to design thinner and lighter wares.
The upcoming iPad is not the only mini-LED-based product Apple reportedly has up its sleeve for 2021. It is also rumoured that Apple will introduce other mini-LED based products such as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a 27-inch iMac. Pro, 14.1-inch MacBook Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro, 10.2-inch iPad and 7.9-inch Mini Pad.
AirPods 3 is expected to enter manufacturing within the first half of 2021. It is believed that AirPods 3 may be similar to AirPods Professional. However, it is feared to be extra inexpensive as it may lack high-level alternatives to energetic noise cancellation. AirPods 3 will probably have more battery life and a better Wi-Fi chip.