Apple is developing it's own MicroLED displays for future devices


Further, considering that an updated new iPad range, including a bezel-free iPad Pro 2018, has reportedly been in development, we feel that Apple could easily relaunch its current iPad as a new, more affordable model with Apple Pencil support, aimed at teachers and students.

Some reports at the time indicate trial production of finished iPhone X units did not start until late August, a process that normally concludes in July. A cheaper 5.85-inch OLED iPhone might then be Apple's answer to those concerns. They are also expected to offer superior contrast and response times, which could enable deep blacks, bright whites, and smoother animations in Apple's smallest devices.

Sources also said that Apple is starting trial production earlier to avoid a repetition of last year's mishap when the low yield rates of 3D sensor modules pushed the company to delay the launch of the 10th anniversary iPhone. In that case, the premium would likely be justifiable since Apple would be delivering much more value in the form of a larger device for roughly the same price as the current iPhone X. It is supposed to be an upgrade to the existing iPhone X. The most interesting fact about this device is that Apple has made a decision to keep its initial manufacturing bill of materials (MBOM) much lower than that of iPhone X. "However, the project was shut mid-February and maybe eventually terminated".

Interestingly, Lin also said in the report that Apple had previously planned to launch a 5.85-inch model with an LCD panel to keep the MBOM in check.

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Apple's never been a company to produce its own parts; for example, the company purchases its screens from Samsung and its cameras from Sony. The Apple Watch uses LG Display, while the new iPhone X uses Samsung's OLED screens. This could also result in the increase in prices as Apple has finalised an agreement with Samsung Display "with satisfactory terms". The iPhone-maker now sources OLED panels from Samsung Display for the iPhone X.

Hypebeast notes how the smartphone will include an edge-to-edge retina display, as opposed to a rumoured 6.5-inch screen with the more standard LED technology. Now a new report has surfaced online suggesting price of the 5.8-inch variant.

A leaked video of a rumored prototype of the upcoming iPhone SE 2 aka iPhone X SE had emerged online not long ago, showing an iPhone SE-based design with an all-screen display similar to the iPhone X. The sooner Apple can deliver that improvement, the better it'll be for the competitive positioning of Apple's iPhone X series of smartphones.