Kuo: 2022 11-Inch iPad Pro to Feature Mini-LED Display, Not Just 12.9-Inch Model

Rather than a mini-LED display being limited to just the high-end 12.9-inch iPad Pro, Apple plans to make the new display technology also available on the smaller 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ next year, according to well respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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In an investor note obtained by MacRumors today, Kuo said that alongside a new MacBook Air equipped with a mini-LED display next year, Apple is also planning to bring the display technology to both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌. Apple first debuted a mini-LED display this past April in the high-end 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌, but the updated 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ did not receive the new display technology.

Despite both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros being just recently updated, we already know some information about what Apple has planned for next year. Bloomberg has reported that Apple is testing using a glass back rather than an aluminum enclosure for the next release of the ‌iPad Pro‌, which could enable wireless charging for the ‌iPad‌. Additionally, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman also reports that Apple is exploring the possibility of iPads with displays larger than 12.9-inches, but those shouldn't be expected anytime soon.

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Top Rated Comments

TheIceBreakeR Avatar
35 months ago
This surprises absolutely no one.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Yokon54 Avatar
35 months ago
I want the mini LED, but I think the 12.9 is too big for my use. I wish it were already in the 11.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bobcomer Avatar
35 months ago
I would have purchased a new iPad Pro 11" if it were here today. The 12.9 is bigger than I want.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
one more Avatar
35 months ago

Thankfully apple still sticks to their plan to relegate OLED to lower cost devices (and iPhones) and push miniLED and eventually microLED to more professional devices. OLED is going to be phased out eventually.
We are in a screen tech transitional stage right now, with micro-LED about 3-5 years away. If I had to choose between a mini-LED and an OLED screen today, I would gravitate strongly towards OLED, as Mini-LED’s current blooming would probably drive me nuts.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Caliber26 Avatar
35 months ago
Exclusive feature reserved for the larger pro variant trickles its way down to smaller model.

Even Stevie Wonder saw this one coming.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
one more Avatar
35 months ago

When will Apple release this in 2022? Around April or like October? I think probably October, right?

If they release this when I am about to graduate, I won’t bother.
Apple usually update their Pro lines in the spring, so probably at around April 2022, followed up by an OLED iPad Air in October-November?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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