LG Display will reportedly supply Apple with Mini LED LCD panels for new iPad Pro units
The supply chain for these displays has been set with Taiwan based Epistar providing the Mini LEDs; another Taiwan firm, TSMT, will use Surface Mount Technology (SMT) to mount the Mini LEDs and LG Display will add its LCD screen and create the final version that is shipped to Apple’s contract manufacturers. Mass production of the displays is expected to start at the end of this year.
During the summer, Twitter tipster L0vetodream said that new iPad Pro models would be launched in the first half of next year sporting a Mini LED display, a powerful 5nm A14X Bionic chipset and support for 5G. Others, including TF International’s highly accurate analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, have forecast that the new tablet will carry a 12.9-inch display.