UPDATE : eMagin has denied that Apple, LG or Valve have invested in their screens in this release. In TechCrunch they corroborate it through their own source “very close to Apple”.
We have been rumouring about this for some time now, and today a patent has appeared describing ways to ensure that hypothetical intelligent glasses are not going to be flashy.
Now we have a new lead. Together with other companies like LG or Valve, Apple has invested money in a company called eMagin . The reason for this is that eMagin manufactures OLED microdisplays, specifically designed for virtual or augmented reality glasses.
The total investment made by the group of companies was 10.6 million dollars . Apple has not said anything about it, but eMagin has confirmed the amount. The company promises that its small OLED screens will be able to give birth to “a new generation” of virtual reality devices.
The potential benefits of these “micro screens” would be an incredible density of 2500 pixels per inch , something that would leave the 458 pixels per inch of the current iPhone X in something ridiculous. But it’s densities like that that virtualized reality glasses need, knowing they’re going to be within inches of your eyes.
Apple has already taken many steps to enter well into this new market that is getting closer. Having money invested in these screens brings you a little closer to the dream of some ” Apple Glasses ” predicted for one or two years from now.