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Apple Develops MicroLED Displays For Apple Watch

20 March 2018, 04:11 | Brenda Erickson

Tomohiro Ohsumi Getty MicroLED screens use different light-emitting compounds than the current OLED displays which are used in the iPhone X

MicroLED screens use different light-emitting compounds than the current OLED displays which are used in the iPhone X

It claimed to make future gadgets slimmer, brighter and less power-hungry.

According to a report by Bloomberg, the tech giant is making a significant investment in the development of next-generation microLED screens. Apple gets its OLED screens from Samsung, a Universal Display customer. If Apple can make displays themselves would give them the opportunity to cut out suppliers and create a unique technological advantage. The company's move into display showcases long-term potential to hurt range of suppliers from screen manufacturers such as Japan Display Inc., LG Display, Samsung Electronics Co., which manufacture chip-screen interface. For an entire year, Apple has shut down a project and engineers since then have worked very hard on the technology. By the time the technology will gain traction in the market, some other might supplant it. However, the company never developed its own displays for devices they have launched till now. The company also wants to avoid exposure of its proprietary technology away from its partners. That's the display design favored by Samsung, Google, and most other companies making flagship smartphones. Apple Watch uses screens from LG Display, while iPhone X uses Samsung OLED technology.

When it was introduced in 2014 the Apple Watch had an OLED screen
Jack Taylor Getty When it was introduced in 2014 the Apple Watch had an OLED screen

According to DigiTimes, Apple's securing between 250 million and 270 million iPhone flat-panel units in 2018. "But Apple could own MicroLED", said Ray Soneira, DisplayMate Technologies.

According to the report, Apple's Santa Clara facility is now capable of manufacturing a handful of Apple Watch-sized screens at a time and will scale up the process over the next two years so that either contract manufacturers or Apple itself can produce the screens in mass quantities. The facility also consists of a special area for the intricate procedure of growing LEDs.

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Apple is developing its own device displays for the first time in an unmarked facility in Santa Clara, Bloomberg reported.

Meanwhile, the rumor mills have been ablaze with the possibility that Apple has already tested the MicroLED prototype in its watch model. MicroLED is the upcoming (futuristic) display technology that improves on the current standard, OLED. Even so, the first mass-market products that will include MicroLED screens will not be ready this year and perhaps not even the next. Mass production of screen requires new manufacturing equipment.

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