A new DigiTimes report claims that a mini-LED version of Apple’s MacBook Air is set to arrive in 2022. The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks we will such a product, but I think it will arrive in time for the 2021 holiday season.
Quoting unnamed sources, DigiTimes says that Apple’s 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros and 16-inch MacBook Pro set to be released this year will be equipped with miniLED displays. I think that’s true; if so, what’s to stop a MacBoo Air with miniLED coming this year, as well?
Mini-LEDs sport a local dimming function with a contrast effect similar to that of OLED displays. However, on some product lines, costs for mini-LED backlit displays may even be lower than their OLED counterparts, according to LEDinside. Mini-LED products are as thin as those using OLED technology so they consume less power than traditional LED screens, and they cost 70-80% less to produce than OLED displays, although their performance is similar.