Apple’s Transition to Micro-LED Displays Could Take a Decade

Apple is only beginning its shift to micro-LED display technology, but the corporation has big ambitions for the future. It “could be a decade” before micro-LED makes an appearance in Apple’s Mac range, according to a recent report from Bloomberg, but that is the company’s current goal for all of its products. 

Recall that during the last week, there has been a lot of discussion regarding Apple’s intentions to update the display technology used in its devices. In addition to switching to micro-LED, Apple intends to start producing its screens rather than depending only on third parties like Samsung and LG.

The switch is anticipated to begin in 2024 with the release of the Apple Watch Ultra, but Apple’s intentions, naturally, go well beyond that. According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, Apple ultimately wants to integrate micro-LED technology into every model in its range, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. However, as micro-LED is still a “nascent and complicated” technology, this won’t happen for at least ten years:

I think the plan is for Apple to bring microLED to all its products, from iPhones to iPads to Macs. But the technology is still so nascent and complicated that it could be a decade before we see it in a Mac. Don’t forget how long these transitions can take: The iPhone had OLED screens six years before the iPad is expected to get them.” 

-Mark Gurman 

Reputable expert Ross Young said that LG has started building a small micro-LED display production line in preparation for Apple moving from OLED to micro-LED panels. When it switches display technology, Apple “won’t perform the entire process,” the expert argued. Young claimed that Apple would collaborate closely with LG on the micro-LED display that is anticipated to be utilized for the first time in the Apple Watch Ultra.

In comparison to mini-LED and OLED displays, micro-LED displays have several advantages, including increased brightness, more vibrant colors, and higher viewing angles. We also anticipate significant improvements in productivity and general device integration as a result of Apple switching to in-house screens. 


Muhammad Zuhair

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