Taiwanese company Ennostar will begin production of Mini-LED backlights for the upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Pro in the late first or second quarter of this year, according to industry sources cited by DigiTimes.
Ennostar is a holding company jointly established in January 2021 by associated manufacturers of Epistar LEDs and Lextar Electronics.
Apple is expected to unveil the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Mini-LED backlit in the first half of this year, with Epistar acting as an exclusive supplier of the Mini-LED chips that will be packaged into the backlight units by Lextar, according to the report. . Rumors about this timeframe have been circulating several times, with some reports Narrowing the issue to the first quarterSo it’s likely that the new iPad Pro will be introduced in March.
The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro is also expected to feature A. A14X chip is faster and supports 5G networks On models with cellular connection.
It is not clear if Apple plans to introduce the new 11-inch iPad Pro at the same time, as many rumors have only mentioned the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. One possibility is that the Mini-LED backlight will be limited to the 12.9-inch model, with the 11-inch model’s major new features limited to the A14X chip and 5G support, but that’s not clear.
Apple will also likely adopt the Mini-LED backlight for new MacBook models that will be unveiled in the second half of this year, according to the report. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects to launch the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models in the second half of 2021 with a new design. Back HDMI port and SD card reader, The Remove the Touch BarMagSafe classic charging with a separate power cable and more.