LG Already Preparing for Apple's Second-Generation Mixed-Reality Headset

LG Display is preparing to supply micro-OLED display panels for Apple's second-generation mixed-reality headset, The Elec reports.

apple ar headset concept 2Concept render based on purported leaked information by Ian Zelbo

LG Display is currently believed to be ordering deposition equipment for micro-OLED displays from Sunic System. The company apparently plans to use the equipment to develop and manufacture a micro-OLED display panel for Apple's second-generation mixed-reality headset.

While LG Display is believed to be part of the supply chain for Apple's first-generation headset, it is not expected to provide its main display, with Sony said to be supplying the main micro-OLED display panel for the first-generation headset instead. LG Display is rumored to only provide regular OLED display panels for the device's outer "indicator" screen.

With the second-generation headset, LG hopes to take Apple's main micro-OLED display orders from Sony. This is also said to be in Apple's interests since Sony will indirectly compete with Apple's headset with its own PlayStation VR headsets.

Late last year, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple was already working on the second-generation version of its headset, aiming to offer a more lightweight design, an improved battery system, and better performance thanks to a faster processor. Kuo said that the shipment schedule for the second-generation headset resides in the second half of 2024, around two years after mass production on the first-generation model is rumored to begin.

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Top Rated Comments

decimortis Avatar
27 months ago

hope the 1st gen is successful enough for a 2nd one
Of course it's successful. You can't find them anywhere these days. /s
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SilenceBroken Avatar
27 months ago

I have not seen any virtual or augmented reality products I’ve been impressed with so far, but I’m hopeful that maybe Apple will surprise me.
I mean, vr porn on the Quest was pretty interesting to watch. Even my wife was amazed by it.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
psxp Avatar
27 months ago
Wow, first ones not even out yet!!!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nyy8 Avatar
27 months ago
I always love rumors on the second generation of an unreleased product, it's a rumor based on a rumor.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
8CoreWhore Avatar
27 months ago
They are having so much trouble with 1st gen, might as well skip it.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SilenceBroken Avatar
27 months ago
To quote Adam Sandler, "somebody kill me"
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)