Apple is developing its own screens, which could make their way into future iPhones, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Apple is running a secret manufacturing facility close to its Cupertino headquarters dedicated to developing and testing its own displays.
These initial tests could lead to more widespread manufacturing in the coming years, to cope with the demand for future iPhone devices.
The technology giant is making a significant investment in the development of next-generation MicroLED screens, Bloomberg reported.
MicroLED screens use different light-emitting compounds than the current OLED displays and promise to make future gadgets slimmer, brighter and less power-hungry.
Currently, Apple relies on third-party manufacturers to source screens for its devices.
Manufacturers such as Samsung, Japan Display, LG and Sharp are all believed to be suppliers of screens to Apple for its various products.
Apple uses Samsung screens for the iPhone X and LG screens for the Apple Watch.
All of the companies will see a drop in revenues if a big client like Apple decides to take up screen manufacturing on its own.