According to reports, Global Lighting Technologies is set to begin production of mini-LED components for Apple's next generation of MacBooks during the third quarter of 2021, which may indicate that they could feature in the next updates.

The first MacBook's to feature the technology are likely to be the MacBook Pro. New models of MacBook Air with mini-LED probably won't arrive until 2022.

Compared to today's backlighting, the mini-LED provides better colour reproduction, blacker blacks, higher contrast and greater dynamic range, something that many professional users will appreciate.

The iPad Pro that launched in May features a mini-LED screen.

The news comes via the not always accurate Taiwanese technology site, DigiTimes, via Macrumors.

Read about the new 14in MacBook Pro and the 16in MacBook Pro coming in 2021.

This article originally appeared on Macworld Sweden. Translation by Karen Haslam.