Apple is Secretly testing its own MicroLED Screens

Apple is Secretly testing its own MicroLED Screens

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Apple is reportedly designing and producing its own device display and is seeking to use Micro-LED displays in future wearable products according to a report by Bloomberg. It has made small numbers of screens for testing purposes, sources tell Bloomberg. Apple's interested in creating MicroLED screens which are expected to result in brighter panels which consume less power. We're talking several years in the future, but development work is well underway, and early prototypes are described as mighty encouraging by "people familiar with the situation". Ever since, engineers have tried to do their best in pushing the technology to an advanced stage.

Though a spokesperson from the company denied commenting on the plan of introducing a new display, the move could mark a big blow for LG Display, Sharp, Japan Display, and Samsung Electronics - all of which now provide screen panels for Apple devices including the recent flagship, the iPhone X. Also, it may affect the leading OLED tech company Universal Display Corp.

For LTPS panels, Apple will continue to seek supplies from Japan Display, Sharp and LG Display during the year. The Ewing, N.J. -based company is a key supplier of technology and materials used to make OLED displays. Building this technology in-house provides a golden opportunity for the tech giant. Mass production of screen requires new manufacturing equipment. According to the report, Apple develops MicroLED display technology at a secret plant in Santa Clara. So, the firm might have to push the project back.

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It's unclear at this point when MicroLED could come to some of Apple's devices. When the technology will be finalized, some other technology may surpass it. Apple is manufacturing small number of screens for testing objective at its secret facility near its California headquarters. Apple gets the iPhone X screen from Samsung. Apple has for years standardized iPhone screens for color accuracy.

Apple's laptops, smartphones, tablets, and watches rely on hundreds of parts, most of which Apple sources from other companies around the world. "'Everyone can buy an OLED or LCD screen", he says.

If successful, the technology would address the burn in issue common to OLED displays, which occurs if a static image is left on screen for too long.