Next iPad Mini Won't Feature Mini-LED Display, Claims Display Analyst

Yesterday, DigiTimes claimed that the upcoming iPad mini will feature a mini-LED display, but now, display analyst Ross Young is going at odds with that report, claiming that while the updated ‌iPad mini‌ continues to be on track for a release this year, it won't feature a mini-LED display.

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Young says he "confirmed" with Radiant Opto-Electronics, who DigiTimes claims would provide Apple with the display, that the upcoming ‌iPad mini‌ will not feature a mini-LED display. It's important to note that suppliers are tight-lipped about specific details about their client's work, especially suppliers working for Apple.

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had previously stated that an updated iPad mini with a mini-LED display would launch in 2020, but likely due to the global health crisis and delays in production, that failed to materialize. The ‌‌iPad mini‌‌ rumor cycle has been rather cloudy, but some claims have pointed to a significant redesign featuring no home button, a Touch ID sensor embedded into the power button, a USB-C port, and a larger display.

Rumors are also conflicting on whether the upcoming ‌iPad mini‌ will feature Apple's current flagship A14 chip, included in the latest iPad Air and iPhone 12, or whether the iPad will use the A15 chip, destined for the upcoming iPhone 13. Rumors have also suggested that a "Pro" model of the ‌iPad mini‌ is also in the works; however, that doesn't seem to be likely.

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Top Rated Comments

dantracht Avatar
18 months ago
The form factor appeals to me, whether it has mini led or not does not interest me in the least. Kinda thought that was a stretch anyway.

Sounding like, as it stands now, this will be like a mini iPad air 4 of sorts with the same display tech.

In other words, none of these analysts, leakers, or youtube talking heads know anything and are just guessing.

They know about as much as my cat Sophie does about this. Welcome to the dog days of summer leaks!
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tagbert Avatar
18 months ago

Make up your mind, Macrumors.
... Mac RUMORS...
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
giggles Avatar
18 months ago
It was so believable to skip miniLED on the 11” Pro and slap it in the Mini.

Yeah, no.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thejoshuabradshaw Avatar
18 months ago
Makes no sense to do so. Also, I want it to be affordable. I am fine with my Mini5. Just improve the chipset and add faceID and we're good.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Serban55 Avatar
18 months ago
As i said...Digitimes is hilarious and its embarrassing at this point
They never get it right unless they copy paste others true leakers
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
I@beck Avatar
18 months ago
I think Apple would keep the mini LED for the Ipad Pro series. very Unlikely that Ipad mini will adopt it. Although the mini LED will not be a feature, it remains as a very anticipating product of the year.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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