Apple already owes Samsung a lot because it relies on it to make the OLED screens used for the time being on the iPhone X. But, as there have been some rumors before, Ma's intention is to further diminish this dependency.
Stronger evidence has now emerged from sources in the Bloomberg, which said today that Apple would be manufacturing own screens with microLED technology and for that, would be using a "secret" factory in Santa Clara, California.
Anonymous sources said Apple is investing heavily in the development of the latest generation of microLED displays, whose technology uses different OLED compounds to emit light and promises to make the display of futures. gadgets thinner, brighter and sucking less energy.
Something that greatly contributes to this rumor is that Ma bought LuxVue, which specializes in microLED displays, 1 in 2014, which shows that the desire to disengage from other manufacturers for their device screens is something new.
THE Bloomberg He further stated that Ma had begun testing at a research lab called the "Technology Center" in Taiwan, but it seems that last year efforts were reduced there and now they are keeping the technology in California away from their own. partners and closest to their headquarters; In the end, Ma is yet to outsource the large-scale production of the screens.
The factory in California is too small for mass production, but the company wants to keep proprietary technology away from its partners as long as possible, one person says. “We put a lot of money in the factory,” says this person. “Large enough to overcome engineering constructions (e) allows us to keep everything at home during the development stages.”
Some already suggest that the first gadget Having these new screens would be the next generation of Apple Watch, which they believe will be ready to launch later this year. However, the Bloomberg suggests that it should be a few years before Apple's microLED displays actually appear on their products; The stakes are maybe 2 years for Apple Watch and 3-5 years for iPhone.
In any case, if there are strong rumors at this point, it is certainly intended to become increasingly independent of suppliers, which already seem to suffer from the news. The rumor launched by BloombergIn a few hours, it caused the actions of some display makers to plummet: Japan Display fell 4.4%, while Sharp fell 3.3% and Samsung 1.4%.
This is because only a rumor; imagine when it comes to fruition, the damage this will not do in Asia
via MacRumors, 9to5Mac