The Apple Watch 4 could have a MicroLED display manufactured by Apple -


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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

The Apple Watch 4 could have a MicroLED display manufactured by Apple

Yesterday came the confirmation of the rumors about the manufacture of OLED panels by LG for the supply line of Apple and its future iPhone. And today, we have more similar news, this time in reference to the screens of Apple Watch 4 and other wearables such as augmented reality helmets.

Apple plans to develop MicroLED panels in partnership with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for devices with small and large screens.

These MicroLED panels would be used in future wearables such as the Apple Watch 4 and the augmented reality helmets that so many rumors have aroused over the past few months.

    "Apple is working with TSMC to develop micro LED panels on back plates made of silicon for use in the Apple Watch and in an augmented reality device."

What features do MicroLED screens offer?

MicroLED panels use different light emitting compounds than OLED screens and, in addition, they make the devices much thinner . On the other hand, MicroLED screens are also brighter and consume much less energy .

The leak suggests that Apple is preparing two different sizes of OLED panels . A panel of 1.3 to 1.4 inches for the Apple Watch 4 and a panel of 0.7 to 0.8 inches for a portable augmented reality device.

Additionally, it is also possible that Apple uses this type of MicroLED panels for the manufacture of its line of MacBooks . The development of MicroLED technology would take place in a facility in Santa Clara, California.

MicroLED panels would go into mass production during the second half of 2018 or in 2019. This suggests that they will be used to manufacture the Apple Watch Series 4 or Series 5. The cost of these panels could be between 400-600% higher than cost of the OLED panels used in the manufacture of the Apple Watch Series 3.

Source | Macrumors 

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