Beijing: Apple has reportedly patented a Micro-LED display for future MacBook, iPads and a fitness band. Apple is looking ahead to make a move to Mini-LED displays for its high-end iPad as well as MacBook models, reports GizmoChina.
Micro-LED has the double advantage of offering less power consumption than the current Apple Watch screens, and of being thinner, too. It also offers a faster update rate and a wider viewing angle.
The main barrier to adoption is the micro-LED manufacturing process, which is complicated – glass substrates are used which need a lot of testing.
Earlier, Apple was granted a patent for Fitness Band that may use micro-LED, but there’s no confirmation if the company is actually planning to enter that segment.
Apple could be using the MicroLED Display panel for the seventh-generation Apple Watch.
According to reports, Apple is investing around $330 million in the Taiwan-based company for a micro-LED factory that will manufacture displays for future iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and other devices from Apple.