Apple seems undeterred by the coronavirus outbreak. Reportedly, the company is all set to launch six new products over the span of the next two years.
According to popular Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo (via MacRumours), the new products will be using mini-LED displays. He also went on to explain why the deliveries might happen on schedule. Kuo claimed that the mini-LED component market is still safe from the Covid-19 outbreak. Kuo, in his statement said, “The product research and development for mini LED remain unaffected by the COVID-19. The visibility for commercialization has even exceeded the expectations in our previous report.”
Mini-LED screens provide relatively higher contrast ratios and wider colour gamut in comparison to LCD. The technology is not as advanced as Micro-LED but in comparison to traditional LCD, mini-LEDs will provide much darker blacks.
He goes on to name the six products that are in the pipeline. According to Kuo, the company will be unveiling a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a 27-inch iMac Pro, a 14.1-inch MacBook Pro, a 16-inch MacBook Pro, a 10.2-inch iPad and a 7.9-inch iPad mini.
The 14.1-inch MacBook Pro is expected to replace the 13-inch MacBook Pro that is due for an upgrade. Apple will try to maintain a footprint similar to the outgoing MacBook Pro but still accommodate the 14.1-inch screen.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro on the other hand is expected to get an all new display technology in comparison to the model launched in 2019.
The analyst has not provided a solid timeline for the launches of the new devices but has claimed that the 27-inch iMac Pro will be launching in the fourth quarter of this year. In previous reports, Kuo claimed that 16-inch MacBook Pro will be launching in 2020.