Analyst: 31.5-inch Apple pro display may arrive ‘soon’; a 17-inch MacBook Pro in early 202`

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — analyst says the 31.5-inch, 6K pro display from Apple that’s he’s predicted will arrive soon, but the 16.5-inch MacBook Pro he forecast won’t arrive until early next year. Previously, he prognosticated that we’d see the revamped laptop later this year.

Kuo adds that both will sport micro-LED backlighting. A couple of months ago, the analyst said a 2019 LED MacBook Pro will have a screen measuring between 16 and 16.5 inches on the diagonal. Now he thinks that the laptop could even sport a 17-inch display. If so, it would be the first 17-inch Apple laptop since 2012.

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The largest MacBook Pro currently offered has a 15-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2,880-by-1,800 pixels.

What’s the advantage of micro-LED? According to Tom’s Guide, MicroLED is designed to take everything that's great about OLEDs — the self-emissive technology, the perfect blacks and the outstanding colors — while ditching the organic compounds that, over time, start to die off, potentially making them a problem over the long haul. 

Plus, micro-LED panels can be exceedingly thin and deliver outstanding viewing angles. And because they don't rely on organic compounds, MicroLED panels should be cheaper to produce than OLEDs.