Now, it was just yesterday we got to know that Apple plans to bring mini-LED to its entire lineup. This would obviously come out in phases. Now, a rumour suggests that the first device to get it would be the latest iPad Pro coming in at the 12.9-inch model. A report on 9to5Mac refers to rumours from Mac0takara which reflect more on the upcoming iPad Pro.
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According to the report, Apple plans on announcing the devices in March, this year. Of course, there would be two models, like last year. Sadly though, there would not be a major design overhaul. Although the design has been going on for some generations, there isn’t much of a problem with it. It is modern enough for tablets that it works. It would have a camera bump though, on the back, but it would eliminate the protruding lenses. The main addition would be the inclusion of the mini-LED panel on the front.
Now, the reason Apple is deciding to go for mini-LED over OLED is that it gets brighter and offers more vibrant and accurate colours. Doing so, it is more power-efficient that OLED panels too. Given that iPad Pros are geared towards creators, burn-ins would not be acceptable. Thus, mini-LED would make much more sense. While everyone would love to see this on both the models, the rumour suggests that it would only be coming to the bigger 12.9-inch model. The inclusion of this display would also cause the iPad to be thicker by about 0.5mm.