Apple Buys LuxVue Technology – Will Help Improve Your iPhone Battery Life

Apple LuxVue

According to a report from TechCrunch.com, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has acquired a shadowy company that works on micro-LED screen technologies. TechCrunch reached out for a response to Apple today and received the same boilerplate that they send all of us on occasion. In the snide answer sent to TC, Apple gave the website a statement that we’ve come to know and hate, “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”

Micro-LED tech

What little of LuxVue Technology is this, wait, I’ve already said something about micro-LED technology. Ah, I got one, the company raised $43 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins, iD Ventures and America among others in its last year of funding and was presumably purchased to shore up Apples hardware innovations department.

Last year, VentureBeat reported that the recently acquired company has filed for several patents related to, you guessed it, micro-LED screen technologies. One can only assume that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) would look to this acquisition in order to improve battery life and brightness. At last year’s Disrupt SF, John Doerr mentioned the company by name saying that LuxVue had  “a technical breakthrough in displays.”

Speculation on Apple’s acquisition

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has acquired a believed 24 companies in the last 18 months according to Tim Cook during Apple’s latest earnings call. While a number of those have been made public, a fair share have not. There is a good chance that LuxVue falls into the latter category, but even that is not certain.

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Brendan Byrne
While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala. To contact Brendan or give him an exclusive, please contact him at theflask@gmail.com

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