Apple has contracted Taiwanese contractor TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing) to manufacture Micro OLED displays that will be used in the augmented company’s upcoming devices. This was reported by CNET with reference to the Japanese edition of Nikkei Asia.
TSMC has long been manufacturing hardware components for the Cupertino-based company, and the partner will now manufacture the most important element of any mixed and augmented reality glasses. Micro OLED as opposed to panels liquid crystal type, created on a silicon substrate instead of glass, due to which the matrix itself is much thinner – this is an important parameter for wearable devices. According to Nikkei, TSMC will manufacture display panels below an inch.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has long noted the importance of augmented reality technologies, and now the company has a number of AR-making toolkits for developing augmented reality applications. It is logical that the next stage in the development of this area should be smart glasses or augmented / virtual reality headset.
According to CNET sources from China, Apple was supposed to introduce mixed and virtual reality headsets in 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic has slowed down the production and development of these devices. Recently, information and schematic images of one of these headsets from Apple have appeared on the Internet, which should be shown to the general public in the next year or two.
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