Apple’s transition to micro-LED display technology is in its early stages, but the company has ambitious plans for the future. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple’s current plan is to bring micro-LEDs to all of its products.
Along with the move to micro-LED, Apple also plans to start manufacturing its own displays in-house, rather than relying solely on external partners like Samsung and LG.
The transition is expected to begin with the Apple Watch Ultra in 2024, but it’s no surprise that Apple’s plans extend well beyond that. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman points out that Apple wants to bring micro-LED technology to its entire line of iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch devices.
Micro-LED, however, is still a “nascent and complicated” technology, so it will probably be a decade before it makes its way to Macs:
“I think Apple plans to bring microLEDs to everything from iPhones to iPads to Macs. But the technology is still so nascent and so complicated that it could be a decade before we see it on a Mac. Don’t forget how long these transitions can take: The iPhone had OLED screens six years before the iPad had them. »
Micro-LED offers a number of advantages over mini-LED and OLED displays, including improved brightness, more vibrant colors and better viewing angles. Additionally, strong improvements in efficiency and overall integration with Apple devices are also expected thanks to the in-house production of the panels.