According to insiders, Apple wants to install its own displays in its mobile devices for the first time from 2024. The company wants to make itself more independent of suppliers like Samsung and LG. (archive image)
This was reported by the Bloomberg news agency on Wednesday night and referred to people familiar with the matter. The most expensive versions of the Apple Watch should start at the end of next year. Displays with MicroLED technology are planned. They should replace the previous OLED displays. Apple is also considering installing its own displays in other devices such as the iPhone.
An Apple spokesman declined to comment on the information about plans for its own displays. The move would fit with the group’s strategy to develop more parts in-house and thus have more influence on the design and the technical possibilities. The manufacturer has already replaced the Intel chips in its Mac computers with its own developments. Apple is planning something similar for important radio components in the iPhones.
So far, Apple has purchased its displays from multiple suppliers. In addition to Samsung and LG, these also include Japan Display, Sharp and BOE Technology Group.
With a view to the MicroLED displays that Apple is planning, industry experts have mentioned AMS Osram as a potential supplier in recent months. The high-tech machine manufacturer Aixtron is also benefiting from the trend towards microLEDs, which enable stronger contrasts and stronger colors and are considered a cheaper alternative to OLEDs. According to industry experts, AMS-Osram is likely to be an important Aixtron customer. (SDA)