What are microLED displays, and why is Apple shifting to it?

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Source: The post is based on the article “What are microLED displays, and why is Apple shifting to it?” published in The Hindu on 13th February 2023.

What is the News?

Apple is reportedly shifting to microLED display technology, which is considered as the next big transition in display technology.

What is MicroLED display technology?

MicroLEDs are self-illuminating diodes that are brighter and provide better colour reproduction than OLED display technology.

The basis of MicroLED technology is sapphire. Sapphire can shine on its own forever. A MicroLED screen is so small but packed with bright light. The picture in a MicroLED screen is generated by a number of individual light-emitting diodes.

What are the benefits of MicroLED display technology?

a) Brighter with better colour reproduction and viewing angles, b) Limitless scalability as they are resolution, bezel, ratio, and size-free, c) Self-emissive and produces colors without backlighting or color filters.

What are the challenges with MicroLED display technology?

Apple’s plan to transition to microLED displays was planned for 2020 but was delayed due to high costs and technical challenges.

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