Foxconn Planning on Entering Display Market: Hopes to Secure Future MicroLED Orders by Apple

Ever since Samsung and Huawei have launched their flagships, all eyes are on Apple. While Apple has charged a premium for its devices, in terms of features, it hasn’t done much. Perhaps that is why Apple has been working hard for its next iPhone. Recently, we received reports that the company would be opting for microLED tech for its future LEDs. The details of the plans are in this article.

As seen in the article above, Apple would be opting manufacturers such as Optoelectronics. To this, Foxconn wanted to step into the game as well. As we know, Foxconn is a big manufacturer of Apple products and is already doing business producing iPhones in India. According to a report by WCCFTECH, the manufacturer is pumping money in its MicroLED tech. This is perhaps a plot by the company to secure future orders by Apple. Given that the company would be keen to shift to this technology, it is a very smart move.

Why Apple Would Shift to MicroLED?

While Apple already boasts OLEDs on its iPhones and Apple Watches, it cannot be forgotten than MicroLEDs have certain advantages over OLEDs. Perhaps the major one is the burn-in problem with OLEDs. Since MicroLEDs are not made up of organic substances, they would not cause burn-in and would, in turn, be longer lasting. It should also be added that MicroLED displays are more bright and even more vibrant than OLEDs.

It should be added that this would be a much-needed move by Apple. The company needs to up its game in order to stand with the competition. Foxconn has taken a good step too. While the company already performs quite well in manufacturing iPhones for the trillion dollar giant, making the entire package would be a hoot. There is an issue though. In my opinion, Apple isn’t opting for this technology today. That is the typical Apple way. They test and they perfect. Perhaps we won’t be seeing iPhones or Apple watches with MicroLEDs till 2020 or even longer. Either way, we should look forward to it, to see Apple’s product.

Sarmad Burki
Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.

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