Taiwanese company Ennoster will begin production of mini-LED backlight units for the next 12.9-inch iPad Pro in the first quarter of this year or in the second quarter, industry sources said. Digitimes.
Ennoster is a holding company jointly established in January 2021 by LED related manufacturers Epistar and Lexter Electronics.
The report claims that Apple Pal will unveil the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with mini-LED backlighting earlier this year, serving as an exclusive supplier of Epistar mini-LED chips, which will be packaged in backlight units by Lexter. . This period is often rumored, with some reports narrowing the release to the first quarter, so it is possible that the new iPad Pro will be released in March.
The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro also expects faster A14X chips and support for 5G networks on models with cellular connectivity.
It’s not clear if Apple Pal plans to release a new 11-inch iPad Pro at the same time, as many rumors have only mentioned the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. One possibility is that the mini-LED backlighting will be limited to the 12.9-inch model, the main new features of the 11-inch model will be limited to the 14X chip and 5G support, but that is unclear.
According to the report, Apple will probably also adopt mini-LED backlighting for the unveiling of the new MBK M models in the second half of this year. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects to launch new 14-inch and 16-inch M-BBQ Pro models in the second half of 2021 with new designs, return of HDMI port and SD card reader, removal of touch bar, classic breakway power cable and more. With MagSafe charging.