As forecasts for the delivery of the latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro change in July, a new report from Bloomberg today says Apple continues to face production problems. As it was announced before the initial announcement of the new iPad Pro, the problems stem from the technology for mini-LED display.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Debbie Wu report that Apple continues to struggle with technology for mini-LED displays in larger quantities. This significantly slows down production and shipments for customers.
The main problem: the creation of the new MiniLED screen on the 12.9-inch model has so far proved to be a challenge. Bloomberg News reported in April, before the device was announced, that the new device faced supply constraints due to the complexity of the emerging technology. Apple’s manufacturing partners are still struggling to produce more sophisticated screens in larger quantities, insiders said.
Apple is launching the iPad Pro’s mini-LED display as a Liquid Retina XDR panel. The Liquid Retina XDR display offers a high dynamic range, similar to the performance of the Apple Pro Display XDR. The iPad Pro has about 2,500 local dimming zones, allowing a contrast ratio of 1,000,000: 1 and 1,600 nits of peak brightness.
The 11-inch iPad Pro, which continues to use the same LCD display as previous iPad Pro models, is still readily available for delivery later this month and in the first week of June. This is a stark contrast to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which was ordered in late June and early July for most configurations.
The first pre-orders for the iPad Pro are expected to arrive on May 21. Download our device cover links below.
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