News broke recently that Apple is designing its own in-house MicroLED displays at a secret facility in California. That’s massive news for the industry — and while Apple will only use the displays for its Apple Watch at first, it has wider implications.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said it is only “the latest example of Apple bringing the design of key components in-house.” Apple could very well move into making displays for its other products. Consider that Apple relies entirely on Samsung for its iPhone X OLED displays. Cupertino has a vested interest in disrupting that, and if it started producing first-party displays, it could very well do that.