Media: Apple plans to invest $ 330 million in a Taiwanese factory. She will release micro-LED displays for future iPhone, iPad and MacBook.
03.06.2020 0 Comments
According to the source, Apple intends to invest more than $ 330 million in the Taiwan factory, which will mass-produce micro-LED displays (not to be confused with mini-LED). These displays will be designed for future iPhone, iPad, MacBook and other devices.
Not so long ago, the notorious analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted for this year the new MacBook Pro, iMac Pro and iPad, which will be related by one key feature – displays with backlighting on miniature LEDs (mini-LED). At the same time, mini-LEDs are said to be seen by Apple as an intermediate technology until micro-LED technology, which is considered the most likely candidate for use in next-generation displays, is ready. Simply put, mini-LEDs are an improved LCD with backlighting from small LEDs, while micro-LEDs are technologically close to OLED displays, in which each pixel is also an independent light source.
So, according to recent data, Apple plans a joint venture with Epistar (the largest Taiwanese manufacturer of LEDs) and AU Optronics (Taiwanese manufacturer of LCD panels). It is these companies that will be engaged in the actual serial production of micro-LED screens for Apple.
The advantages of Micro-LED include better contrast, a deeper black color, as well as shorter response time and higher energy efficiency. A promising alternative Micro-LED compares favorably with the widely used OLED technology now with its increased brightness (up to 30 times), lower power consumption, but more importantly, such displays should be more durable and not subject to fading.
Alas, there is no data yet on when the Micro-LED displays will become a reality and will fit into Apple devices.