Last month, a report had claimed that Apple’s upcoming AR/VR headset will feature two micro OLED panels for the primary displays, and now, a new report by ET News is also suggesting that Apple’s mixed-reality headset will feature advanced micro OLED displays (via MacRumors).
In the past, veteran Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also noted that micro OLED displays will facilitate the headset’s “see-through AR experience,” as well as immersive VR. In today’s report, the source believes that micro OLED displays for Apple’s headset will be supplied by TSMC, the supplier behind Apple’s A-series and M-series chips.
An earlier report had also claimed that Apple has partnered with TSMC to develop “ultra-advanced” micro OLED displays for “upcoming augmented reality devices.” A more recent report, however, had noted that micro OLED screens for the main displays will be supplied by Sony.
The micro OLED displays will be the main displays for the headset, but it is not yet known exactly what the AMOLED display will be used for. Modern VR headsets do not use AMOLED technology because the pixel density is too low, so it is possible that Apple could use it for low-resolution peripheral vision or on the outside of the device.
Today’s report further adds that the headset has allegedly completed engineering validation testing and is set to feature the M1 chip or a variant of it.