Apple is reportedly planning to launch its 12.9-inch iPad Pro and multiple notebook models with Mini-LED backlit displays by the end of this year (2020).
The report claimed that the iPhone maker introduced Mini-LED backlighting for a few LCD monitor models, but it’s unclear whether that applied to the iMac/ iMac Pro or standalone displays, MacRumors posted Thursday on DigiTimes.
Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst, reported the company was developing six products with Mini-LED displays to 2021 launch, which includes 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 10.2-inch iPad, 7.9-inch iPad mini, 14-inch MacBook Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro, and 27-inch iMac Pro models.
He revealed that the company expected to release new iPad Pro models with rear 3D sensing through the rear-facing camera system in the first half of 2020.
It’s expected that Apple will use a time-of-flight device that calculates the time it takes for light to bounce off objects in a room to create a 3D map. In the second half of 2020, the upcoming MacBook could be a 5G-enabled MacBook edition.
It is confirmed that the Cupertino-based company is considering using a ceramic material for the 5G antenna board in its upcoming MacBook, even though it costs six times more than metal. It makes cellular coverage, and transmission speed improves dramatically.