Apple has been working hard lately to significantly reduce its reliance on third-party and manufacturing partners. And now the Cupertino-based company seems to be taking another important step in that journey. The iPhone maker wants to start making its own screens, if the latest rumors are to be believed.
Should Apple indeed start making its own screens, it will make the company less dependent on Samsung, for example. That South Korean manufacturer now supplies screens for the iPhone. But in the future, this could thus change, should Bloomberg’s most recent reporting be true.
Apple wants to make its own screens
In addition to Samsung, Apple is also working with LG for this purpose. Together they supply much of the displays needed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. Once the Cupertino-based company makes the transition, it will be a big blow to the business of those parties. After all, this is going to cost them a major customer.
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Initially, the transition will begin with the high-end Apple Watches, according to Bloomberg. We’re talking about the Apple Watch Ultra, of which a new variant may appear next year. This is likely to happen sometime at the end of 2024, and then the company will also switch to micro-led immediately.
Micro LED screen for iPhone
Next, it is planned that the iPhone will also get such a micro-led screen, which Apple then developed itself, in-house. This should lead to screens with better colors, larger viewing angles and higher brightness. “It looks like content is painted on the new displays,” said someone who has seen the screens.
OK, such a statement should always be taken with a grain of salt. After all, the person in question is anonymous, so we can’t verify who said this. But nevertheless, it does sound good and we have also become very curious about the quality of those screens. To be continued, no doubt.