Apple to Adopt Mini LED Display Tech in Future Macs and iPads [Updated]

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    Update: MacRumors has received Kuo's research note and it refers to a 31.6-inch monitor as we originally reported. DigiTimes incorrectly referred to this product as a 31.6-inch iMac. There is no mention of an iMac.


    Apple will switch to mini LED backlighting for a raft of hardware coming over the next three years including a 31.6-inch iMac to be launched in the second or third quarter of 2019, reports DigiTimes this morning.

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    Today's DigiTimes report cites comments made by well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo to local media, a machine translation of which we covered on Monday. That report, which carried a warning of possible mistranslation, referred to a 31.6-inch 6K standalone display, but DigiTimes refers multiple times to an iMac with the same dimensions.

    The report goes on to note that Apple is settling on mini LED technology for its wide color gamut, high contrast ratio, high dynamic range and local dimming.
    More than 10,000 mini LEDs will be needed for the "10- to 12-inch iPad," according to the report, and these LEDs will be made by Epistar. Meanwhile, LCD panels will come from LG Display and BLUs by Radiant Opto-Electronics, and all three companies will form parts of the supply chain for the mini LED-backlit MacBook.

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  2. Jetman macrumors member

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    Suspect this is more likely to be the Mac Pro display in the first case, with redesigned iMacs later, maybe next year.
     
  3. nathan_reilly macrumors member

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    I didn't think I needed a bigger iMac but maybe I do..
     
  4. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    Its normal, like i said, Apple to reveal the stand alone display along side with the next gen imac design
     
  5. Michael Clarke macrumors member

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    Reckon it could be edge-to-edge? That'd give you a bigger screen in a similar (if not the same) size casing.
     
  6. chucker23n1 macrumors 68020

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    I still wish Mac Rumors had a trackrecord.macrumors.com section where DigiTimes gets a "you'd have better odds rolling a dice" rating.
     
  7. TwoBytes macrumors 68030

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    Nice. I wonder if we'll get more a widescreen 16:9 or 21:9 size. I'm not sure if this is technical will be a good decision but more horizontal space for me will replace the need for a 2nd monitor.
     
  8. Haukowitz macrumors newbie

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    27" with big bezels is pretty much outdated, since it has been used with the same design over the last couple of years. 32-34" would be the perfect size for me. For limited space they could bump the 21.5 to 24".
     
  9. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    remeber, by only shrinking the black bezels (not the chin) you can get from 27" around 30.2" without any dimensions difference. So an 31.6" will be just a bit wider and taller
     
  10. freddiecable macrumors 6502a

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    Haha! My exact same thought :p

    Time to update from my 2012 iMac i7 that works as a charm still...

     
  11. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    So like i heard, this year we will have the 27" going with 30+ "
    and next year we will have the 21.5" going 24"
     
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  13. Chancha macrumors 6502a

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    So one source thinks it is a standalone display, while the other thinks it is an iMac, both pointing to a very precise measurement of 31.6". This mean for sure Apple is releasing something with this specific display, just nobody knows what product it will be sitting inside of. (Actually, why not both a display and an iMac)
     
  14. Wanted797 macrumors 6502a

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    Probably be same form as the 27” iMac and start a $4000...
     
  15. MrGunnyPT macrumors 6502

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    How about reducing the bezels, is there any information regarding?.. I'm just asking because everyone next to me using a Razer Blade or a Dell XPS makes my MacBook Pro look outdated lol.

    LG IPS Displays are among the best ever made and it is one of the reasons I bought my Mac so yeah, I'm curious to see where we go next from here.. maybe a 13" adopt a 15" display without bezels?
     
  16. Yvan256 macrumors 603

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    31.6" MacBook Pro, or possibly a 31.6" Mac mini.
     
  17. crsh1976 macrumors 6502a

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    Let's hope they do something about the huge bevels at the same time.
     
  18. Trusteft macrumors 6502a

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    For almost 4 years now I use 40 inch screens for both my Windows and macOS systems. I like them though some times I wish they were a bit smaller. Not sure how much smaller, but perhaps 31.6" is the magic number. (nudge nudge, hint hint)
     
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    Another overpriced junk to be revealed soon!

    This company with little Timmy is loosing popularity. They can’t even make a proper keyboard or a MacBook that lasts 2 years....
     
  20. kazmac macrumors 604

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    Hmmm...maybe I won't upgrade this year. Outside of being super slow and one port going kaput, my 2013 27" is still okay.
     
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    I hope it comes with the 5600rpm hdd still too!
     
  22. robinp, Apr 9, 2019
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    And will surely be eye wateringly expensive. What happened to Apple producing decent desktop kit that was actually affordable?
     
  23. racerhomie macrumors 6502

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    Just airplay mirror to your large tv
     
  24. Minxy macrumors regular

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    A new iMac with a smooth redesign coming later this year? That’s gonna sting for anyone who’s just bought a spec-bump.
     
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    Best news ever

    Micro led is the way forward for display tech
     

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