The United States Patent and Trademark Office has published a series of 48 new patents for Apple. But in this article we will focus on a patent received for the LuxVue company.
LuxVue was acquired by Apple in 2014, and the patent describes in great detail the use of Micro LED displays. These displays could be used in the company’s future products such as vehicle panels, an HD TV, Macs or simply iOS devices.
But, for the moment, we rule out the possibility of Apple using these Micro LED screens on the iPhone 8 of 2017 as the company has already requested 160 million OLEDs from Samsung.
Apple’s new patent shows the company’s intentions to use Micro LED displays in future devices. The patent describes that it could include other components such as a power supply (battery).
As PatentlyApple points out, the display system should be built into a part of a television, a laptop, a monitor, automotive vehicle panels, digital cameras, game consoles, ebook devices and even future mobile devices. Will Apple finally come alive with a television or a game console? In a couple of years, it might.
The key to this Micro LED display technology is based on integrating interactive microchips. It is not known which particular product the company has in mind for the use of the Micro LED displays , but it is very curious that a patent is issued for this style when Apple plans to use OLED displays on its iPhone 8.
The patent states: “When the fingerprint is placed on the transparent surface, the IR diodes on the panel model lights reflected in grooves. The processor is responsible for locating and determining where the fingerprint is located. The ability to detect objects on the surface allows the display panel to unlock a device when it appears to be off.