Apple’s Push for In-House MicroLED Displays: A Move to Increase Profits and Improve Product Quality

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According to analysts and tipsters, Apple is expected to introduce micro-LED displays in its future products starting with the second-generation Apple Watch Ultra, which is expected to be released late in Q3 of 2024. Micro-LED displays use extremely small light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for the backlight used by the display, which results in more accurate colors, darker blacks, and better contrast. They also don’t promote screen burn-in as LCD and OLED panels do.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that the “images look like they are painted on top of the device’s glass.”

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Apple acquired micro-LED manufacturer LuxVue in 2014, but it is expected that the company won’t be involved in the complete process of making micro-LED components which is why LG Display is building a small assembly line for micro-LED production that will start up in the second half of 2024.

After Apple uses the micro-LED technology for the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Ultra, the iPhone is expected to be the next product to feature micro-LED displays. Eventually, Apple could use micro-LED for the displays on iPad tablets and Mac computers. However, it may take an entire decade for micro-LED to arrive for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac family.

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