It was only a couple of years ago when Apple finally hopped onto the OLED bandwagon as far as its smartphones were concerned. The rest of Apple’s products, save for the Apple Watch, continue to rely on LCD, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but there are certain advantages of OLED that we’re sure many would like to see brought over to the iPad and Mac computers.
In fact, our wish could very well be granted next year because according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he claims that in 2020, Apple could be planning on updating its 16-inch MacBook Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro with mini LED display panels. It is believed that the use of mini LEDs could help to avoid burn-in issues, and in turn, it could also reduce Apple’s dependence on Samsung where Apple is expected to turn to companies like LG to produce the displays.
The use of mini LEDs are also expected to result in thinner and lighter product design, while at the same time offering some of the benefits of OLED such as a wide color gamut performance, higher contrast and dynamic range, and truer blacks. That being said, take it with a grain of salt for now, although it should be noted that Kuo’s predictions have typically been pretty accurate.
Either way, we’ll have to wait and see, so if you don’t need a new MacBook Pro anytime soon, maybe you could wait until next year and pick up the new model.