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(Pocket-lint) - Apple is reportedly developing an iPad Pro and MacBook Pro with new Mini-LED screen technology.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed we can expect these updated devices with Mini-LED screens in late 2020, according to 9to5Mac. Kuo already claimed earlier this year that Apple was working on laptops and tablets and large displays with Mini-LEDs, but he didn't know if they'd arrive in 2020 or 2021. Now, however, he thinks Apple will release its new iPad Pro and a 16-inch MacBook Pro with Mini-LED screens within a year.

The iPad Pro refresh will reportedly arrive around Q3 2020 (July to September) with an A14X processor. The MacBook Pro should debut a couple months later in Q4 (October to December). Kuo also said he believes Apple will release more Mini-LED-equipped products over the next few years.

Apple supposedly prefers Mini-LED display panels over OLED - especially for its larger devices - because they offer advanced features such as localised dimming, a wide color gamut, high contrast and brightness, and more dynamic range. They also don't suffer from OLED burn-in as easily, and they won't degrade over time like OLED are known to do, both of which are huge draws for the company.

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Keep in mind Apple uses OLED screens in the iPhone 11 Pro and Apple Watch.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Originally published on 2 December 2019.