If you keep on the tech news in recent days, you may already know Apple is planning to ditch iPhone SE 4th Gen and planning to use it as a 5G modem tester in the factory itself. As per the trusted sources, Now, After In-House 5G modems, Apple is Producing Micro LEDs too. Instead of depending on third parties, Apple plans to use all of its components in-house. It not only cuts additional costs. But, It also reduces the delay in the supply chain. Last year, Apple struggled to get the respective modem of the Apple iPhone 14 series. So instead of buying LEDs from LG and Samsung, Apple plans to produce micro LEDs In-House itself.
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Apple Producing Micro LEDs
Reportedly, Apple is designing its MicroLED displays to be used in its devices, including the iPhone and Apple Watch, as per the statement of Mark Gurman from Bloomberg. It is expected that these screens will be utilized in devices as soon as next year after undergoing nearly five years of planning and development. The MicroLED technology is expected to bring brighter and more vibrant colors, as well as improved viewing angles, and the display will make content appear like it is painted on top of the glass. Apple is currently testing MicroLED Displays for the Apple Watch and plans to ship them in the device first, potentially as early as 2024, replacing the current OLED displays. However, the plans to equip the Apple Watch with MicroLED may slip to 2025 instead of 2024.
Current Micro LED providers and Process
In addition to the Apple Watch, the MicroLED displays could also be used in future versions of the iPhone. They may replace the OLED panels currently produced by Samsung, LG, and BOE. The company may still work with other vendors to make the displays, but they will use Apple’s designs and specifications rather than another firm’s.
Why is Apple producing In-House Micro LEDs?
The move to MicroLED displays is ambitious, as one of the difficulties of the technology is its size. The only actual commercial product using the technology is Samsung’s massive TVs. However, Apple has reportedly been planning this for a while. The company’s expertise in micro-engineering may allow them to overcome these challenges.
It should be noted that while the report suggests that MicroLED displays could be used in Apple devices as early as next year, it may not happen. Also possible that the company could face delays or obstacles during the development and production process. Additionally, this information is based on speculations and rumors, not on the official statements of Apple. Apple is planning to move towards self-production, which is suitable for giant companies like Apple. Depending on other companies is not a good idea. What are your thoughts about Apple In-House Micro LEDs? Share it below.
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