In 2006, Apple left the display market with the discontinuation of the outdated Thunderbolt Display. A report has been released by TF Securities’ Ming-Chi which shows Apple’s product interest in mini-LED technology, the report was obtained by 9to5mac. A new 31.6-inch external display with a 6K resolution that could work particularly well with the Mac Pro, is being soon introduced by Apple. Models of New iPad and Mac Book Pro with better displays are also in the works.
The last external display by Apple is the 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt Display and had an aluminum case with an LED-back lit LCD display. It consists of a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels and had four times fewer pixels than the 27-inch 5K i Mac. And it never made the switch to Thunderbolt 3.
The company confirmed there would be a new external display, according to the TechCrunch, when Apple told that it was working on a Mac Pro.
“We want them to know we are going to work on a display for a modular system,” Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller told Matthew Panzarino.
In 2017 Apple’s Phill Schiller :
With regards to the Mac Pro, we are in the process of what we call “completely rethinking the Mac Pro.” We’re working on it. We have a team working hard on it right now, and we want to architect it so that we can keep it fresh with regular improvements, and we’re committed to making it our highest-end, high-throughput desktop system, designed for our demanding pro customers.
During the second or third quarter of this year, Apple would rather launch the device. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, has learned that Apple will use mini-LED technology to improve color gamut, contrast ratios, etc for new iPad and Mac Book Pro models. We could expect to improve battery performance in this new technology compared to traditional LED displays.
At the end of 2020 or at some point during the first half of 2021, these new devices with mini-LED displays will arrive on the market.