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
27 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
27 months ago
Yes, no, maybe. I'm an analyst now.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Greenlee Avatar
27 months ago
? just rename the site to KuoRumors already.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
n-evo Avatar
27 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
27 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
27 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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