Apple Is Reportedly Developing Micro OLED Displays for Its AR Glasses – Gizmodo2 min read

Picture: Spencer Platt (Getty Images)As rumors about Apples enhanced reality efforts continue to warm up, a new report declares Apple has actually partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to establish and produce advanced micro OLED screens for usage in a future AR headset.According to Nikkei Asia, Apple is deepening its relationship with TSMC– the manufacturer accountable for making the A-series and M-series chips utilized in new iPhones and Macs– to produce micro OLED screens created for usage in AR gadgets. A source with information on Apples micro OLED efforts informed Nikkei Asia that the reason Apple chose TSMC over a standard screen maker like Samsung or LG is due to the fact that “panel gamers are proficient at making screens bigger and bigger, but when it comes to thin and light gadgets like AR glasses, you need an extremely small screen. Apple is partnering with TSMC to develop the technology due to the fact that the chipmakers know-how is making things ultra-small and good, while Apple is also leveraging panel professionals knowledge on screen innovations.”It appears TSMC will utilize part of its existing chip fabrication to start early production on these displays, while working to build out extra production lines with Apple, who owns a research lab in Taoyuan, Taiwan (just minutes far from TSMCs sophisticated chip-packaging and test facility). Nikkei Asias source claims Apples micro OLED job has actually now reached the trial production phase, with full mass production still a few years away. This would suggest that despite reports declaring Apple could release some kind of AR headset in late 2021 or 2202, Apples huge push into AR/VR wont take place up until closer to 2023 or later. G/O Media may get a commissionWhen it comes to AR devices, micro OLED is seen as among the next big leaps in technology from the OLED and LCD displays utilized in current devices. The big advantage of micro OLED is that diodes can be developed straight on top of silicon wafers, rather of requiring an extra glass or plastic substrate, which permits for reduced density and increased energy performance. Nevertheless, it seems Apple is still trying to choose the last form of its eventual AR headset. Current reports claim Apple is checking out several styles for separate AR and VR goggles, with the latter potentially set to consist of double 8K screens. Still, prior to Apple can release a headset to the masses, its got to get its tech found out initially, which appears to be exactly what Apple is doing by enhancing its partnership with TSMC.

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