Saturday, December 2, 2023

Rumor: mini-LED MacBook Air due in 2022 (but I think we’ll see one this year)

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.

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.