Apple Watch to Feature In-house microLED
As a mobile phone company, it either has the absolute right to speak in the supply chain, or it can only be subject to the supply chain. As the world’s top iPhone, it is no exception. However, Apple, which already has the absolute right to speak in the supply chain, is by no means satisfied with this. It wants to be able to do everything by itself and achieve complete self-sufficiency, for which Apple has acquired quite a few companies before.
Recently, information on Bloomberg showed that Apple has already begun to use its screens on its products, thereby reducing its dependence on partners such as Samsung and LG. At the same time, complete self-satisfaction can also be more in line with Apple’s consistent style.
According to industry sources, Apple aims to switch to the screens on its highest-end Apple Watch models by the end of next year. These screens will be upgraded from the current OLED standard to microLED technology. Apple plans to eventually use such displays on other devices including the iPhone.
The first Apple Watch with a microLED display debut is expected in 2024 and push forward to 2025, and the production of panels for the device will begin in late 2024. One possibility, though, is that Apple releases the microLED Apple Watch in the fall of 2024, when the panel technology is ready, and then ships it in 2025.
Apple’s efforts to develop its screen have been going on for many years. The project, code-named T159, began to accelerate around 2018. Apple originally set the goal of switching to microLED as early as 2020, but it was finally forced to because of the high cost and technical challenges. Stranded, now it seems that Apple already has the strength in this area, and it wants to start producing its own screens.
If Apple really uses self-made screens, it will be a big blow to the big screen giants such as Samsung, LG, and BOE, but users should be able to get better results in terms of product integration. Enjoy, it depends on when Apple starts to play hard.