Samsung and LG have offered Micro-Lens technology to Apple.
According to a new report, Apple is considering Micro-Lens technology to make the display of the iPhone 16 series. This technology increases the brightness of the OLED panel and can also reduce energy consumption.
According to the Korean news agency The Elec, Apple’s display suppliers, Samsung and LG, have offered the company to use Micro-Lens or MLA arrays in its required panels. Of course, this technology has its own advantages and disadvantages, and Apple is apparently working on these issues.
Using new technology for the display of the iPhone 16 series?
MLA works with an integrated pattern of billions of lenses within the panel that reduces internal reflections. This technology increases brightness while maintaining energy consumption or maintains brightness while reducing energy consumption. So the manufacturer has to decide which feature to choose.
This technology increases the brightness in the front view and reduces the brightness on the sides, so some users may experience reduced viewing angles. In addition to this problem, MLA technology increases the production cost of OLED displays.
According to a recent report, Samsung and LG each use different materials for this technology, although both of them failed to meet Apple’s desired standards. In this regard, Apple has not yet responded to the request of these Korean companies. It seems that Apple will wait until the mass production of the iPhone 16 series to face the final performance of this technology.
Samsung has more experience in using MLA technology for OLED displays than its compatriot rival. For example, Samsung has used these types of panels in several Galaxy S Ultra models or provided them to Chinese companies such as Vivo. Meanwhile, LG has used MLA technology for some of its OLED smart TVs, so it’s less of an experience for smaller devices.
Finally, considering that there is more than a year left until the introduction of the iPhone 16 series and the introduction of the iPhone 15 series in two weeks, we cannot trust the current reports about these products.