The next generation screen is intended to be the focus of Apple Inc.'s upcoming flagship iPad Pro. faces production problems.
The tech giant plans to introduce a new MiniLED display technology to the 12,9-inch iPad Pro that will be announced in the second half of April. However, the company's overseas suppliers are experiencing poor production yields. At least one of the MiniLED manufacturers had to stop production as a result of this situation.
Apple still intends to announce updated iPad Pro tablets in two sizes as early as this month. The MiniLED screen, which will improve the contrast and offer a brighter image, will be exclusively for the more expensive 12,9-inch model. This could mean that the larger iPad Pro will be released later and will be available in limited quantities.
Bloomberg News reported last month that Apple is preparing for the debut of the new iPad Pro in April.
Taiwan-based suppliers Ennostar Inc., General Interface Solution Holding Ltd. and Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology Corp. is one of the main providers of MiniLED technology.
The new iPad Pro models will be Apple's first major hardware launch in 2021. In addition to the new display, Apple plans to add a much faster processor on par with the M1 chip, a faster USB-C compatible port with a wider range of accessories, monitors and enhanced cameras.
The iPad market had revenue of $ 8,4 billion for Apple during the last quarter of 2020 (more than in 2014). As students and employees gradually return to schools and offices, will Apple bet on upgraded iPad models to maintain interest in its tablet range?
Source of information: moneyweb.co.za