Apple’s next-generation iPad mini is widely expected to boast a significant redesign, which will include a larger 8.5-inch to 9-inch display with slimmer bezels, a Touch ID power button instead of a home button, a USB-C port instead of a Lightning connector, and more.
A DigiTimes preview report today says the new iPad mini will also feature a mini-LED display:
BLU maker Radiant to kick off shipments for Apple mini-LED backlit devices in 3Q21
Radiant Optoelectronics will kick off shipments of its backlight units for the upcoming mini LED-backlit MacBook Pro and iPad mini later in the third quarter, with the shipments to expand in volume in the fourth quarter, according to industry sources.
DigiTimes should publish a full report by tomorrow with more details.
Mini-LED displays offer several benefits over current iPad displays, including a better contrast ratio and improved display brightness.
Apple’s iPad mini was last refreshed in March 2019 and features a 7.9-inch display, an A12 chip, and a Touch ID home button.