Apple beefs up mini-LED suppliers based on anticipated demand for new MacBook Pros

Apple is beefing up its suppliers for mini-LED technology to meet anticipated high demand for upcoming MacBook Pros, according to DigiTimes.

About the report

Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology (SMT) is currently the only provider of SMT services for the tech giant’s miniLED backlighting applications. However, China-based Luxshare Precision Industry is expected to become a second provider in the fourth quarter of 2021, adds DigiTimes.

About the upcoming MacBook Pros

Some pundits have speculated the laptop updates have been pushed to 2022. But I predict we’ll see ‘em before Christmas.

Look for them in 14-imch and 16-inch versions. The upcoming laptops are expected to have a major redesign, run on Apple Silicon (M1 chips), and sport mini-LED displays. The mini-LED displays will likely use 10,000 mini-LEDs and will be comparable to OLED screens. They’ll result in good wide color gamut performance, high contrast and HDR, and local dimming.

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