Well-connected Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tweeted earlier today, saying that Apple is unlikely to launch any products with new mini-LED display sizes in 2022 due to cost concerns.
More precisely, there may be no new products with the new mini-LED display size in 2022. https://t.co/5OQHTTHIb7
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) March 16, 2022
When MacRumors contacted Kuo for more details, he “clarified that only Apple’s existing mini-LED products like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro may be updated in 2022, with no additional products to transition to mini-LEDs this year. For example, Kuo said he does not expect Apple to update the 11-inch iPad Pro with a mini-LED display this year.”
Apple currently uses mini-LED displays in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 14-inch MacBook Pro, and 16-inch MacBook Pro.
Kuo’s tweet suggests that there won’t be a mini-LED version of the Studio Display released this year. That prediction doesn’t jibe with one from earlier this week by display industry consultant Ross Young, who said that Apple could launch a 27-inch monitor with mini-LEDs in June. Young says the monitor will boast a 5K resolution and may feature ProMotion for up to a 120Hz refresh rate.