Kuo: Mini-LED Versions of 11-Inch iPad Pro and Studio Display Unlikely This Year

Apple is unlikely to launch any products with new mini-LED display sizes in 2022 due to cost concerns, reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a tweet today.

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When asked for further details by email, Kuo clarified that only Apple's existing mini-LED products like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro may be updated in 2022, with no additional products to transition to mini-LEDs this year. For example, Kuo said he does not expect Apple to update the 11-inch iPad Pro with a mini-LED display this year.

Apple's existing products with mini-LED displays include the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 14-inch MacBook Pro, and 16-inch MacBook Pro.

If accurate, Kuo's tweet suggests there also wouldn't be a mini-LED version of the Studio Display released this year. This prediction conflicts with information shared by display industry consultant Ross Young, who earlier this week said that Apple could launch a 27-inch monitor with mini-LEDs in June. Young said he believed the display would have a 5K resolution and may feature ProMotion for up to a 120Hz refresh rate.

Kuo and Young both have respectable track records regarding display-related information for future Apple products, so it will be interesting to see whether Apple announces any new mini-LED products this year or updates existing mini-LED devices only.

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Top Rated Comments

fwmireault Avatar
7 months ago
Apple needs to give something to the 11 inch iPad Pro to distinguish further from the recent M1 iPad Air. If it’s not the mini-LED display, what could it be? M2 will be a nice upgrade for sure, but the SoC is already way overkill for what you can do with iPadOS…
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
doboy Avatar
7 months ago
Yes, no, maybe. I'm an analyst now.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Greenlee Avatar
7 months ago
? just rename the site to KuoRumors already.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
n-evo Avatar
7 months ago
If accurate, Kuo's tweet suggests there also wouldn't be a mini-LED version of the Studio Display released this year.
Did someone actually expect Apple to update a new product that soon to begin with?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Captain_Mac Avatar
7 months ago
This is very disappointing. I’m waiting for the new 11’ iPad Pro, and I was hoping it would get the new display ?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
symphony Avatar
7 months ago

Won’t miss the blooming
I honestly don’t understand this logic.

You basically get an entire screen of blooming with LCD.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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