Kuo: No mini-LED for 11-inch iPad Pro or upcoming ‘Studio Display Pro’ in 2022
The report: Apple will not release devices that require new sized Mini-LED displays in 2022, according to Ming-Chi Kuo (72.5% accurate).
- In a tweet, Kuo says that due to cost concerns, Apple will not release devices with Mini-LED that require a new display size…specifically the 11-inch iPad Pro or upcoming ‘Studio Display Pro’
- Ross Young (92.9% accurate) agrees with Kuo that while previously planned, the next 11-inch iPad Pro will not have a Mini-LED display
- Contrary to Kuo, Young says that Apple is focusing their efforts on larger displays and the Mini-LED ‘Studio Display Pro’ is still planned for a mid-2022 release
Ian’s Take: Kuo and Young, two very reputable sources, agree that the 11-inch iPad Pro will not get a Mini-LED display this year. This is disappointing as it seemed that Apple was finally starting to make their smaller devices equal to their larger devices (ex. iPhone 13 Pro vs. Pro Max, 14-inch MacBook Pro vs. 16-inch). While I agree with Kuo on the iPad Pro, I don’t agree with him on the upcoming ‘Studio Display Pro.’ I believe that if Apple wants to release a display in the $3000 range, it has to feature Mini-LED. It looks like we won’t have to wait long to see this display: Ross Young says it could release as early as June.