It used the company's own POLED technology instead of panels from rival Samsung which companies like Apple are also using for their OLED smartphones. Currently, Apple relies on the likes of Samsung, LG, and Sharp to provide the screens for its devices. But it should be noted not only Microsoft but Apple has filed patents for a foldable smartphone unit. The iPhone maker reported $3.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.82 by $0.07. Yongs worked on the displays for the original iPhone and iPad and is a keen submitter of display-related patents, so would seem like a shrewd choice to head up Apple's next-gen display tech. Micro-LED displays are in many ways similar to OLED displays, using self-emitting diodes that don't require back lighting, which enables deep blacks, high contrast ratios, and low power consumption.
These are not fully functional yet, but the goal is to replace the wearable family's external-sourced OLED technology with in-house-designed MicroLEDs within a couple of generations. "The standard model would retain the same 5.8" display as the iPhone X and it would be accompanied by a larger 6.5" OLED display model plus a cheaper alternative with a 6.2" LCD screen.
MicroLED is considered the next major leap in screen technology. "Everyone can buy an OLED or LCD screen", he says. It may also hurt Universal Display Corp., a leading developer of OLED technology. Barclays decreased their target price on Apple from $170.00 to $168.00 and set an "equal weight" rating for the company in a research note on Friday. According to Bloomberg's report, Apple almost shelved the project a few years back but the company's engineers made progress and the tech is now at an "advanced" stage. The technology is still in a developmental stage and it could be some years before Apple commercialises it, whereas the iPhone 9 is expected to enter the market in autumn this year at the company's annual Special Event. But now the first time Apple is designing screens end-to-end itself.
Credit: Tom's GuideThe company is working out of a nondescript building in California to produce its own displays, Bloomberg is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of its plans. "But Apple could own MicroLED". This is a 146-inch Micro-LED TV that Samsung expects to release to the public by the end of the year.