According to a recent indiscretion, Apple is considering investing – if it has not already done so – the onerous sum of 330 million dollars for the advanced production of LED and MicroLED displays.
Apple: $ 330 million in microLED
In the future of Apple it seems that we will also find LED and microLED screens for iPhone, iPad, and MacBook. This emerges from the rumor comes from Taiwan Sourcing Service Provider (CENS) which speaks of an imminent investment by Apple in favor of the manufacturers Epistar and Optronics. But what would be the goal of the American giant? Simply to increase the manufacture of LED panels and start that of the more sophisticated microLED displays.
Apple is partnering with the new Epistar plant – Taiwan’s leading LED manufacturer – and AU Optronics, Taiwan’s LCD panel manufacturer. The factory will be located in the Longtan branch of Hsinchu Science Park and Apple’s total investment is estimated at $ 334 million. The new plant would be an expansion of Apple’s operations in the area and the company reportedly sent a development team to Taiwan to work on the project. Apple has long been expected to use Mini-LEDs and Micro LEDs on a range of products, including the Apple Watch 2020 and the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
The advantages of LED and MicroLED screens would be several compared to LCD and OLED displays, including being thinner and more energy-efficient. More specifically, it seems that the energy consumption of MicroLED screens is ten times less than that of LCD displays, while color saturation is close to OLEDs.
The micro-LED would also be able to support a higher brightness, as well as offering a higher dynamic and chromatic range, returning a faster update speed, a wider viewing angle, and lower energy consumption.
To see these special screens debuting on the devices of the Cupertino giant, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, we must wait for 2021.
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