Apple will launch new Macs with LED backlight screens this summer, reports claim.

Citing sources, DigiTimes claims laptops with the new screens will ship in the second or third quarter this year, and will use components from AU Optronics, Chi Mei Optoelectronics, Coretonic and Kenmos Technology.

Component suppliers are currently having samples of both 13.3 and 15.4-inch screens tested by Apple, while backlight manufacturers are also being approached.

A second report indicates the new portables – in a McBook Pro configuration – may be announced on the first day of WWDC 2007, 11 June.