Apple is developing it's own MicroLED displays for future devices

Friday, 23 Mar, 2018

Considering how important having leading display technology is to Apple, I think the odds are good that the company equips its next-generation iPhone X and iPhone X Plus smartphones with significantly enhanced displays. The new screen technology claims to make gadgets thinner and brighter while consuming less battery power. This could also result in the increase in prices as Apple has finalised an agreement with Samsung Display "with satisfactory terms".

According to inside sources, the tech giant is making a huge investment developing its own next-gen MicroLED screens.

The secret initiative, code-named T159, is overseen by executive Lynn Youngs, an Apple veteran who helped develop touch screens for the original iPhone and iPad and now oversees iPhone and Apple Watch screen technology.

Beyond OLED, many believe MicroLED will be the next display technology to appear in mobile devices. While everyone else would buy OLED or LCD displays from the suppliers, Apple would be the only company that would have MicroLED display screens. It would also garner a whole new set of customers with such unique product features. However, what the company doesn't launch on March 27, it will go on to do it at the company's WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), which will be held on June 4 at San Jose. Mass producing the new MicroLED screens would mean building new manufacturing facilities. We should also mention that since the new tablet is focused towards education, the Apple pencil will bring a lot of functionality to it which is going to come in quite handy during school hours.

Let's not forget that this kind of R&D is expensive.

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If the iPhone X Plus truly is just a larger version of the upcoming iPhone X with otherwise identical specifications and features, then a $100 premium is probably reasonable. They said the company has already invested a large amount into the facility. And Apple is reportedly building its own AR headset.

However they have proved far more hard to manufacture than OLED displays, and Apple is unlikely to be able to produce them at scale and at a reasonable cost for several years, according to the report.