MicroLED screens use different light-emitting compounds than the current OLED displays and promise to make future gadgets slimmer, brighter and less power-hungry. Controlling MicroLED technology would help Apple stand out in a maturing smartphone market and outgun rivals like Samsung that have been able to tout superior screens. Phone manufacturers tweak screens to their specifications, and Apple has for years calibrated iPhone screens for colour accuracy. There, about 300 engineers are designing and producing MicroLED screens for use in future products. Executives recently approved continued development for the next two years, with the aim of shipping MicroLED screens in products.
Source: The Star March 19, 2018 01:52 UTC