In a research note seen and obtained by MacRumors Apple analysts, Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple may be forced to delay the adoption of mini-LED display in its product map due to implications from COVID19.
Kuo however does say that Apple does plan to begin mass production of its mini-LED chip in batches starting with Q3 of 2020, Q4 of 2020, and the first quarter of 2021.
“We believe that investors do not need to worry too much about the extension of the mini LED schedule, because mini LED is a key technology that Apple will promote in the next 5 years, so even if the short-term schedule is affected by the new coronary pneumonia, it will not damage the long-term positive trend.”
Kuo has reported that Apple is planning to the mini-LED display in a new iPad Pro with the A14X chip in Q3 of 2020, alongside an update to the 16-inch MacBook Pro in Q4. DigiTimes also reported that Apple would launch multiple updates to the Mac lineup with the new display technology.
And just for a quick recap of what mini-LED displays actually are. They are individual LED pixels, almost 10,000 LED’S each below 200 microns in size as explain by MacRumors. They allow for thinner and light displays, while still maintaining the same quality of OLED displays.