The Initial Display Panels for Apple’s XR Headsets to be Supplied by LG and Sony and Later will be Joined by Samsung
Apple will bring out its first generation Mixed Reality Headsets this year with Sony and LG who will be the initial suppliers of the display used in Apple’s XR Headsets. Samsung will also be one of its suppliers and as per reports speak, are in the works with APS Holdings in the process of developing a 3500ppi FMM(Fine Metal Mask).
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Apple’s XR Headsets
A previous report published in Patently Apple reported that Sony, LG, and Samsung, who will be the display suppliers for Apple’s Mixed Reality Headsets expected to come out in 2023, this year are in the works of developing OLEDoS and LEDoS displays and are now as per reports from The Elec, Sony and LG are ahead of Samsung and will be the initial display suppliers for Apple’s upcoming XR device.
The OLEDoS displays that will be used in the upcoming Apple Mixed Reality Headsets are now being considered a technological breakthrough and will let Apple’s Mixed Reality Headsets stand out in the XR devices market, once it gets unveiled. Compared to a normal OLED display used in a smartphone which has an average resolution of 55ppi, the display used in an AR or a VR device would require an average resolution of 3,500ppi for a more realistic AR experience.
The OLEDoS displays or OLED on Silicon displays which are to be used in Apple’s Mixed Reality Headsets will have a diagonal length lesser than an inch and will meet the average resolution criteria of 3000ppi – 4000ppi. The OLEDoS displays also use silicon wafer-based CMOS substrates, unlike normal OLED display panels which use glass substrates. This is what helps in creating ultra-high resolution OLED displays since silicon substrates are used instead of glass substrates.
The first generation Apple XR headsets will also be having two OLEDoS displays and as mentioned will rely on Sony and LG initially for their displays, but as mentioned by Patently Apple, Apple will likely stop relying on Sony since the brand already has its own range of gaming consoles and is going to be a potential competitor for Apple in the future.
Now regarding Samsung, as mentioned above, Samsung is working with APS Holdings in developing an RGB OLEDoS display and is expected to bring out a 3500ppi FMM(Fine Metal Mask). Apple had also, in the past, asked both LG and Samsung to develop such a high-resolution display and with its collaboration with APS Holdings, Samsung would likely meet Apple’s requests.
While Apple's initial XR Headset displays will be supplied by LG & Sony, Samsung is developing a new OLEDoS display with APS Holdings https://t.co/pRUeComO4X pic.twitter.com/XnrYn6JZJF
— Patently Apple (@PatentlyApple) March 17, 2023
It is also to be noted that reports published on the official website of APS Holdings claim that the company has also developed an ultra-high resolution FMM sheet and mask of 4,000ppi as well, better than the 3,500ppi FMM made with its collaboration with Samsung.