Mini-LED iPad Pro 11 plans canceled for now
When Apple upgraded the iPad Pro line in 2021, it was a big, big deal. Not only did the tablets receive the desktop-class M1 chip, the big version — the iPad Pro 12.9 — received a mini-LED panel. Named Liquid Retina XDR, after the Pro Display XDR, this new mini-LED screen wowed us with great contrast, great peak brightness, and true blacks on a LED panel, instead of AMOLED.
And, get this, the rumors stated we’d get the new iPad Pros this year!
Going even further, popular analyst Ming Chi Kuo just tweeted that there will be no new mini-LED products by Apple this year at all. Reason — cost concerns.
Apple may not launch new mini-LED products this year due to cost concerns.
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) March 10, 2022
This could all be a perfect storm between the chip shortage phenomenon, which is still ongoing, as well as the world economy facing uncertain times due to the military crisis in Europe. Tech companies definitely need to pace themselves and pick their market strategies very carefully at the moment.