Apple launched the 2021 iPad Pro tablets in April, and the 12.9-inch variant is the first to feature a mini-LED LCD display. The technology allows a maximum brightness of 1000 nits and allows a much more granular local dimming. However, the smaller 11-inch iPad Pro didn’t get the new sophisticated panel and settled for a conventional LCD display.
That will change next year, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 will both be equipped with mini-LEDs in 2022, according to its latest note to investors.
Tablets should also have a glass back rather than an aluminum case, which will allow wireless charging.
Apple is also gearing up for another display change on its laptops, with the MacBook Pro’s touch bar being removed in favor of the more traditional row of functions. The feature was part of laptops for the past five years, but has never gained popularity with users.
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