Apple to use BLU LEDs in all notebooks

Apple is set to use BLU LED displays in all of its MacBooks from 2009, according to Chinese-language paper Economic Daily News.

The newspaper claims that Apple’s Taiwanese supplier of LED backlight units, Kenmos, is set to increase BLU LED shipments in the coming year.

Not a panacea

Chris Phin, deputy editor on MacFormat magazine commented on the news: “LED backlighting isn't a panacea, but done right it can mean more consistent colours across the screen, zero warm-up time and brighter displays.

“Adding it across the range can only add to Apple's already-bullish laptop line-up; we just wish it had happened years ago.”