Apple also wants to produce MicroLED displays internally: will we start in 2024?
Not only 5G processors and modems, now Apple also wants to produce the displays internally. Maybe as early as next year.
According to the media outlet Bloomberg, Apple has begun to consider the idea of internally producing the MicroLED panels of its devices.
First, it was the turn of the processors, a victory largely won thanks to the powerful Apple Silicon SoCs; we know that Apple is now also working on its first proprietary 5G modem (apparently with so-so results ). According to new rumors, it would be just the beginning: Apple wants to take control of most of its supply chain, and to do so it also intends to produce some of its displays in-house.
According to Bloomberg, Apple could start doing this as early as next year. The first devices to benefit from the in-house produced panels could be the next generation Apple Watches.
Today Apple uses the collaboration of various suppliers for the realization of its iPhone and Apple Watch which, depending on the model, use the screens produced by partners such as Samsung, LG and BOE. In the future, Apple should limit itself to designing the architecture of the screens, which would then be physically produced by its historic partners. This also works for processors, which, although designed by Apple, are then assembled by TSMC.
Also according to Bloomberg, Apple has already started internally testing a prototype of its custom MicroLED panel. Also for this reason, it cannot be excluded that the display could make its debut on the Apple Watches that will be released in 2024.