Apple has released portable LED display products. According to foreign media reports, Apple may apply micro-LED displays to wearable devices such as Apple Watch as early as next year. According to an insider in the display industry: "Apple is working hard to cultivate micro-LED technology, and the company will promote the application of this new display technology as early as next year. It is said that Qualcomm's former production plant in Taoyuan, Taiwan provided Apple with the opportunity to develop micro-LED technology. great help.
This corroborates a report in May that the production plant is producing micro-LED displays in small batches for evaluation purposes. Apple is currently the only company able to release products using micro-LED technology because the technology is still in the early stages of production and volumes are very low, the person said. Apple acquired microLED company LuxVue in May 2014.
Another person familiar with Apple's supply chain also supports the view that Apple will adopt micro LED technology, but he is not clear about the specific plan and timetable. Another wearable device that may feature microLED technology is the long-rumored augmented reality glasses. Although the industry believes that this product is still some time away from release, the latest iOS developer toolkit ARKit may speed up the product's advent.
So far, every Apple Watch has used an LED display, limited by cost and production scale issues, and Apple has not used this screen for other products. The iPhone 8 may be the first product other than the Apple Watch to skip the LCD screen directly. .