Rumors of virtual reality glasses (or VR for its acronym in English) from Apple return to the load. If this morning we told you that the glasses could include gloves for use in this post, now we have new information about the screen that they would use. Apple would have asked Samsung to be in charge of producing MicroOLED screens for its next virtual or augmented reality headsets further into the future (VR or AR). However, the South Korean company wants to avoid the production of this technology due to its low profit margin.
The information that you have been able to share in this article the medium The Elec, indicates that Not only would Apple be interested in implementing this technology, but Meta and Samsung Electronics itself would be interested in producing it.. Meta, of course, to also incorporate it into your virtual and augmented reality devices for your future Metaverse (or whatever may come out of it...).
As explained in the publication itself, MicroOLED technology uses organic materials that are placed on a silicon substrate instead of on a glass. This technology is very focused on VR/AR glasses.
Until now, Samsung Display had a few researchers working on MicroOLED and didn't pay much attention to it, according to the sources. This is because the market for augmented reality and virtual reality glasses or headsets is currently very small, while the display panels used are much smaller than those of smartphones.
Apple is expected to launch its VR glasses throughout 2024 by mounting this MicroOLED technology on them. Until now, LG Display is planning and requesting the resources to be able to meet the demand from Apple and manufacture the MicroOLED panels for Apple. Also, rumors indicate that the VR glasses will mount M2 chips that can easily move both virtual reality. Additionally, Apple also plans to create its augmented reality glasses that allow it to be mixed with virtual reality, but it will be in a second generation of them.
The rumors are very strong and everything indicates that Apple will launch this new device sooner rather than later. And you, are you excited about the idea of this type of device? Surely if Apple launches it, it will give it a new life in addition to the one already existing in other current models.