New reports suggest that the Mini-LED iPad Pro will enter mass production in ”Mid-to-Late April”.
An investors note acquired by the outlet, Kuo is expecting mass production in ”mid-to-late-April:
We expect EMS to start mass production of mini LED iPads beginning mid to late April. The supply bottleneck, TSMT’s yield rate, will increase significantly in 2Q21, and overall supply chain shipment momentum will also increase significantly in 2H21.
We have predicted in several previous reports that the mini LED iPad will be mass-produced in 1H21. Although this mass production date is slower than the market’s overly-optimistic expectation of February or March, it will provide a good entry point if the related supply chain stock price corrects.
A similar report by Bloomberg yesterday suggested that the upcoming 12.9 inch iPad Pro is slated for a launch in April. Many leakers also stated that Apple will hold an event on March 23 and that invitations will begin yesterday, but both Kuo and Bloomberg said that it is unlikely.
Apple is expected to launch an iPad Pro with a Mini-LED display, which is an LCD display with deeper blacks and better picture quality thanks to smaller LEDs.