Ming-Chi Kuo: New 31.6-inch Apple display, 10-12-inch iPad, and 15-17-inch MacBook to feature mini LED backlights

“Apple plans to launch a trio of new products with Mini-LED backlights over the next two years, including a 31.6″ display in the second or third quarter of 2019, a 10-12″ iPad in late 2020 or early 2021, and a 15-17″ MacBook in the first half of 2021, according to well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors.

We believe that mini LED, compared to OLED, will be a more suitable solution to offer wide-color gamut (WCG)/high-contrast/high dynamic range (HDR)/local dimming features because of its longer life and no burn-in issues for Apple’s medium- and large-size products targeting at productivity positions.

We forecast that Apple will respectively launch an all-new design 31.6-inch monitor, a 10–12 inch iPad and a 15–17 inch MacBook equipped with a mini LED backlight unit (BLU) in 2–3Q19, 4Q20–1Q21 and 1–2Q21. — Ming-Chi Kuo, via a research note obtained by MacRumors

27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display
27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display circa 2011

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MacDailyNews Take: Unsurprisingly, Kuo says that 31.6-inch display “will target a very high-end position,” so get your wallet ready for action “later this year.” WWDC in June would seem like a very nice place to debut a professional Apple display.


    1. Apple would be stupid to roll out a display that was incompatible in any way with the current and future Mac lineup.

      In other words, I fully expect Apple will introduce another overpiced mandatory-dongle fashion accessory that will be technically obsolete in 6 months and go without Apple improvement for 6 years before being silently killed.

      Apple hasn’t learned a damn thing since the wrongheaded ADC debacle.

  1. I suspect, if I recall correctly, the last couple of WWDC’s really didn’t highlight any new hardware, correct me if I am remembering incorrectly.

    Apple has largely stuck to what the conference is about, new software.. doesn’t mean they won’t announce new hardware, i just don’t think they have recently at WWDC. they’ve been showing up in press releases…

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