Apple Reportedly Looking To Develop Their Own MicroLED Screens

Apple Reportedly Looking To Develop Their Own MicroLED Screens

Ditto for Google's larger Pixel phone. However, it could still be a few more years until Apple is ready to use these displays.

Apple is apparently designing and preparing to manufacture its own range of MicroLED screens at a secret facility in California. Apple's version, however, is reported to be using different compounds in order to make the panel even thinner, brighter, and more energy-efficient. In 2014, it acquired power efficient LED start-up LuxVue to drive research in the area. Bloomberg claimed Apple has faced multiple difficulties in commercialising its designs. They were assembled at the Santa Clara factory and retrofitted into iPhone 7 prototypes. It may also hurt Universal Display Corp., a leading developer of OLED technology.

Apple has already managed to build MicroLED displays for the Apple Watch, albeit in a proof-of-concept kind of way. Apple's engineers have now supposedly overcome the issues and produce screens for testing.

According to a fresh report from Bloomberg, the smartwatch could soon feature the budding display technology, with Apple looking to make a "significant investment" over the coming years.

Apple's laptops, smartphones, tablets, and watches rely on hundreds of parts, most of which Apple sources from other companies around the world. Apple is still somewhere between three and five years out from bringing microLED to any of its devices. Executives recently permitted continued development overcoming 2 years, with an aim of installing MicroLED screens in products. We'll likely see the panels first in Apple Watch, and then later in the iPhone. For instance, Apple calibrates iPhone screens to ensure color accuracy. The technology finally migrated to the iPhone X past year.

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A MicroLED screen on an iPhone or an iPad is still a long ways away.

Taking control over MicroLED technology would help Apple stay strong in the smartphone market and outpace arch rivals including Samsung which tout about their superior screens. An underlying component which powers the displays is developed at the Taiwan facility.

Instinet cut its total iPhone sales estimate for Apple's fiscal 2018 to 221 million units from 226 million.

Patently Apple has been covering Apple's work on micro-LEDs for some time now.

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