The new MacBook Air will be released in the middle of next year and will be equipped with a 13.3-inch mini LED display. Mini LED is a more advanced display technology, which has the same brightness, contrast, and color range as an OLED screen. At the same time, it also retains the excellent characteristics of the LED display screen, such as no low-frequency flicker, and not easy to burn the screen.
Due to the excellent screen quality, the mini LED screen is more suitable for professionals with higher requirements for color display. If the new MacBook Air really uses this display screen, it will be more attractive for video/picture content producers.
In addition, it is reported that the new MacBook Pro to be released in the second half of this year will be the first to be upgraded to a mini LED screen and will be the first device equipped with the M1 X chip.
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro released this spring is the first time Apple has brought mini LEDs to mobile devices, and in the future, Apple will adopt this new display technology on more devices. It is worth mentioning that although the mini LED display effect is very good, it also has drawbacks.
As a brand-new display technology, mini LED screens are more difficult to produce than OLED screens and have a lower yield rate, so the cost is extremely high. Currently, it can only be used in high-end flagship products, making it difficult to popularize.
It can be expected that for a long time in the future, most of Apple’s products will still use lower-cost OLED screens, and only the highest-end products in each series will gradually upgrade mini LED screens.
On the other hand, due to the high difficulty of production, mini LED screens still have a certain probability of rolling over. After the 12.9-inch version of the new iPad, Pro went on the market, many users found that its screen would produce halos, which was suspected of overturning.
The mini LED screen is essentially an LED screen and still relies on the backlight to emit light. The mini LED just replaces the backlight with a, particularly small LED light. There are 10,000 LED lamp beads on the new 12.9-inch version of the iPad Pro, each of which is divided into a group of 4 to replace the backlight board.
The OLED screen relies on a single-pixel to emit light, which can be easily controlled at the pixel level, but it is much more difficult to achieve pixel-level control of tens of thousands of LED lamp beads on the mini LED. If the light-emitting panel cannot achieve pixel-level light control, then the halo phenomenon will inevitably occur.
Therefore, if Apple wants to further promote the mini LED screen, it must first solve the halo problem of the mini LED screen. I hope we can see on the new MacBook display a more complete beautiful mini LED screen.