In a note to clients — as noted by MacRumors — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple’s development of mini-LED display based hardware hasn’t been significantly affected by COVID-19, but imay have delayed adoption of the technology in the short-term. He says some products may be pushed from a late 2020 release date to 2021 .
“We believe that investors do not need to worry too much about the extension of the mini LED schedule, because mini LED is a key technology that Apple will promote in the next 5 years, so even if the short-term schedule is affected by the new coronary pneumonia, it will not damage the long-term positive trend,” Kuo adds.
The analyst thinks that Apple willrelease iPad Pros and MacBook Pros with mini-LED displays that will use 10,000 mini-LEDs and will be comparable to OLED screens. believes the mini-LED displays will make for thinner and lighter products. He thinks they will also result in good wide color gamut performance, high contrast and HDR, and local dimming,