We started Monday with rumors and the powerful: Apple wants to disassociate itself from third parties at forced marches. And one of the next steps, it seems, would be producing your own displays. According to a report, the Cupertinos would be secretly working near their headquarters - Apple Park. And these screens would be named MicroLED.
The best way not to depend on third parties is to bet on your own manufacturing. Apple has taken it at face value and if it already manages to introduce its own chips in mobile devices, now it would be a matter of stopping depending on Samsung, Japan Display, Sharp or LG for the screens of its mobile devices. MicroLED would be the secret screens you would be working on and the Apple Watch could be the first device to integrate them.
Apparently, MicroLED would be a technology that would improve the current OLED. The latter is implanted both in the Apple Watch and more recently in the iPhone X. According to the sources of Mark Gurman (Bloomberg), these secret Apple displays would be brighter, thinner, and more energy-efficient than Samsung's technology.
Now this work is not new; They have been trying to develop their own screens for years. And even About a year ago, according to Gurman, the project was almost finished. However, engineers currently led by Lynn Youngs have achieved many improvements and MicroLED development is currently in an advanced stage.
On the other hand, the development center is located in Santa Clara, California, where about 300 engineers work to bring MicroLED technology. In addition, the manufacturing plant is about 62.000 square feet - about 19.000 square meters. However, it is also true that although the advances are considerable and the first functional panels have been implemented in Apple Watch models, there are still a few years to see these screens en masse in future devices.