As Apple prepares to introduce a new product category, there will be a number of new developments on these devices. One observation follows the company''s second-generation AR headset, which claims to have a display capacity of up to 4000PPI (pixel per inch).
Apple reportedly required a 3000PPI sample, with tests expected to be successful.
In a previous report, we discussed how LG would be able to mass-produce micro-OLED panels for the second-generation AR headset. Now, patently Apple claims that the same South Korean manufacturer would be using the ultra-high-resolution fine metal mask (FMM) from AP Systems. Back in 2021, Apple reportedly requested FMM samples from AP Systems for use in its mixed reality headset.
The resolution of the headsets display was 3000PPI, but Apple was attempting to make it available for mass production. It should be noted that the same AP Systems was appointed by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Energy to develop micro-OLED technology for high-resolution AR displays. These panels would also exude high brightness levels and would be used in a variety of applications.
AP Systems is in the midst of deploying a new facility in Cheonan, South Korea, with the aim of constructing an FMM that can accommodate 3000PPI panels.
This task may seem daunting, but AP Systems will have to purchase new laser equipment to avoid the old wet etching process. It is also possible that both these companies are in charge of Apple''s second-generation AR headset, so stay tuned for more updates.