The next generation display is aimed at highlighting Apple Pro’s upcoming Apple Pro top-tier is facing production problems that could lead to a short initial launch of the new device, according to people familiar with the matter.
The chief technology officer based in Cupertino, California plans to showcase the new MiniLED display technology on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro set to be announced early in the second half of April. But the company’s overseas suppliers are facing a gross product failure, people who have asked for anonymity talking about critical issues. At least one MiniLED manufacturer has had to temporarily suspend production as a result, with the exception of one person.
Apple is set to announce two-size iPad Pro tablets earlier this month, some people are familiar with the roadmap of its product. The MiniLED screen, which will improve contrast ratios and bring a brighter image, will work on a pricier 12.9-inch model. The hiccup of production could mean that the big iPad Pro will be released later and will be available in a restricted quantity to start with, people say.
Bloomberg News reported last month that Apple was preparing to launch new iPad Pros in April. An Apple spokesman declined to comment.
Taiwan-based supplier Ennostar Inc., General Interface Solution Holding Ltd. and Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology Corp. they are one of the leading providers of MiniLED technology.
The new versions of the iPad Pro will be Apple’s first major launch of 2021 and will add to the product line that has worked especially well as people continue to work and learn at home. In addition to the new display, Apple plans to install a faster processor compatible with the custom M1 chip on its latest Macs, a faster USB-C port with a wide range of accessories and monitors and improved cameras.
IPad generated $ 8.4 billion in Apple revenue over the 2020 holiday quarter, the most since 2014. As students and staff begin to slowly return to schools and offices, Apple will be betting on improved iPad models to keep interest in its tablet line.