According to the latest report, Apple’s upcoming high-end iPad display faces a serious shortage of supply. The report claims that Apple suppliers are experiencing low manufacturing yields of displays. In addition, at least one mini-LED manufacturer has had to suspend production. Although there are troubles with the manufacturing of mini-LED displays, Apple still plans to launch new 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2021 models as early as this month.
According to previous reports, the iPad Pro 2021 will use mini LED displays. When you compare this display to the iPad Pro LCD screen, there is a significant increase in performance. The mini LED display increases the color reproduction and contrast. In addition, the use of Mini LED may be more energy-efficient.
Furthermore, the iPad Pro will come with the same dual-lens system as the previous generation. In addition, the 12.9-inch model Smart Connector will not be in the new version. The new iPad Pro model also comes with an A14X processor. According to reports, the performance of this chip is close to that of the M1 chip. In addition, the iPad Pro may also support Thunderbolt 4 connections, allowing it to connect with displays, hard drives, and other peripherals at a high speed. According to various sources, Apple will hold a new iPad product launch conference in April.
Component shortages are delaying the assembling of this device
Earlier Nikkei Asian Review reported that due to global shortages of parts, the production of some MacBooks and iPads has been postponed. According to internal sources, the chip shortage is causing delays in a key step in MacBook production. The delays are in the installation of components on the circuit boards before final assembly. Furthermore, there are also delays in the assembly of some iPads because of the shortage of displays and display components.
From the speculations regarding the iPad Pro 2021, it appears that these devices come with a lot of upgrades. If the reports so far are true, the iPad Pro 2021 will appear more stylish and elegant. From a recent leak image (see image above -bigger models are the two versions of the iPad Pro 2021 while the small model is the iPad mini 6), we had a glimpse of what the iPad Pro 2021 will look like. The left and right borders are narrower, but it retains the large top bezel and chin. Furthermore, we can also see that the iPad Pro 2021 does not have any Home Button. As of now, we can not ascertain of the leak is the final design of this device.