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Rumor: AirTags, iPad Pro with mini-LED display coming in March

In a tweet — as noted by 9to5Mac — noted leaker Jon Prosser — that the rumored Apple “AirTags,” as well as a new iPad Pro, will arrive next month.

AirTags, which were expected last year, are a (rumored) Tile competitor that you could attach to an item (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV remote, car keys, etc.) and track it if it’s misplaced or lost. There are several similar products on the market, such as Tile and Adero, but Apple’s version will purportedly be more deeply integrated with its own devices. 

The upcoming iPad Pro is expected to sport, among other things, a mini-LED display. The tablet is expected keep the current design but will be a bit thicker due to its incorporation of a mini-LED display.

Mini-LEDs sport a local dimming function with a contrast effect similar to that of OLED displays. However, on some product lines, costs for mini-LED backlit displays may even be lower than their OLED counterparts, according to LEDinside. Mini-LED products are as thin as those using OLED technology so they consume less power than traditional LED screens, and they cost 70-80% less to produce than OLED displays, although their performance is similar.

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Dennis Sellers is the news editor of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.