Micro LED + LiDAR, the Key Technologies for Apple to Push AR Products and Applications?

AR applications and devices are one of the major focuses of Apple at the moment. The company has shown its interests in AR technology development and considered that AR wearable glasses may replace smartphones in the near future. Rumors about Apple to reveal its AR smart glasses soon have been going on as well.

Apple launched the new iPad Pro adopting LiDAR Scanner and releases the latest ARKit 3.5 which enables app developers to take advantage of the new LiDAR Scanner to capture 3D features of the surrounding environment. ARKit 3.5 also includes instant AR objects placement, improved motion capture and people occlusion for more diverse applications.


(Image: Apple)

The LiDAR Scanner adopted iPad Pro is regarded as the first product for Apple to march towards the AR field. It is also expected that the new iPhone scheduled in September 2020 will equipped with full 3D sensing solution to further expand Apple’s AR equipment.

Meanwhile, AR smart glasses are considered the target product which Apple has continued the development. Apple is reportedly progressing its AR smart glasses with optical sensor developers. In addition, the report of MacRumors noted that the leaked code from an internal version of iOS 14 indicated Apple’s testing on its new AR/VR headsets.

Based on the recently unveiled patents of Apple, the company is likely to build their AR smart glasses based on Micro LED technology. Micro LED with high brightness, high resolution and low power consumption may enable flexible design and light weight wearable products.

According to Bloomberg’s report in October 21, 2019, Apple might introduce AR headset that pairs with the new 5G iPhone or other portable devices. Since Apple introduced the new iPad Pro with LiDAR and technology is also anticipated to come with the new iPhone, these devices may be supporting Apple’s smart glasses in the further to intensify advanced AR applications.

Disclaimers of Warranties
1. The website does not warrant the following:
1.1 The services from the website meets your requirement;
1.2 The accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the service;
1.3 The accuracy, reliability of conclusions drawn from using the service;
1.4 The accuracy, completeness, or timeliness, or security of any information that you download from the website
2. The services provided by the website is intended for your reference only. The website shall be not be responsible for investment decisions, damages, or other losses resulting from use of the website or the information contained therein<
Proprietary Rights
You may not reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast or circulate to any third party, any materials contained on the services without the express prior written consent of the website or its legal owner.

Pro9™ LEDs set the new standard for high fidelity (90 & 95 CRI min) LEDs   15% higher efficacy for 90 & 95 CRI LEDs 90 CRI light quality at 80 CRI LPW 95 CRI light quality at 90 CRI LPW Upgrade light quality without sacrific... READ MORE

M53-100   The M53-100, a 400 W 905 nm multi-junction VCSEL array, is an innovative, automotive-qualified product, ideal for short- to long-range flash time-of-flight (ToF) LiDAR solutions in automotive, industrial, and robotics applicatio... READ MORE