Upcoming 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Supplies Could Be Limited Due to Mini-LED Production Issues
Apple suppliers are experiencing poor manufacturing yields of the display, and at least one mini-LED maker has had to pause production as a result of these issues.
Though there are troubles with mini-LED display manufacturing, Apple is still intending to introduce new 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models as early as this month, and as prior rumors have suggested, the mini-LED display will be exclusive to the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
Mini-LED technology will offer multiple benefits, such as a better contrast ratio and improved brightness.
Bloomberg in March said that the refreshed iPad Pro models would come as early as April, but there is still no narrower timeline available. It is not clear if the new tablets will be introduced via press release or if Apple has some kind of event in the works, as the iPad mini is also expected to see a refresh.
Along with a mini-LED display, the new iPad Pro models are expected to feature an A14X chip with M1-like performance and Thunderbolt connectivity.