By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
Published: 22:30 BST, 30 September 2019 | Updated: 01:30 BST, 1 October 2019
Apple is preparing for a major upgrade to the screens used in MacBooks and iPad, part of an effort to minimize the company's reliance on components from Samsung.
In a research note from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, picked up by MacRumours, the new devices are planned for release sometime between holiday 2020 and summer of 2021.
The targeted devices are likely to be 10-inch and 12-inch iPads, and 15-inch and 17-inch MacBooks, which would be branded as Pro models given the high cost and general difficulty of manufacturing mini-LED screens.
Current MacBook Pro models will receive a major display upgrade, but it will likely come at a high price.
Mini-LEDs are like ordinary LEDs, just much smaller, which makes it possible to pack in thousands more of them into an display.
The extra light sources makes screens are substantially brighter and creates more vibrant and nuanced colors through the greater combination of lights made possible by the higher LED count.
There aren't many mini-LED displays currently on the market, one of the first is TCL's 8-Series TVs, which start at $1,999 for a 65-inch model.
Apple has relied on Samsung to produce the Retina screens used in current MacBook and iPad lines, and it also provides OLED screens for iPhone X and iPhone 11.
In 2018, Apple reached an agreement with LG to