According to Taiwanese supply chain magazine DigiTimes, the new Apple Watch Ultra with a microLED display will be released in 2024 or 2025. According to the article, Apple plans to eventually integrate the technology into its MacBook, iPhone and iPad models.
The research confirms that Apple developed microLED technology after buying California-based LuxVue in 2014. Because microLED displays are still difficult and expensive to manufacture, Apple will introduce the technology in the Apple Watch Ultra before moving on to larger devices.
Ams OSRAM’s European business will be Apple’s main source of microLED chips. However, the analysis suggests that by 2026-2027, Taiwanese companies like Epistar may supply additional microLED chips.
Several individuals, such as Display Supply Chain Consultants CEO Ross Young, Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, and Haitong International Securities analyst Jeff Pu, have all expressed their belief that Apple is working on a new Apple Watch Ultra. on which will present. microLED display. Gurman said the transition to micro-LEDs could begin as early as late 2024, but he also cautioned that the timeline could stretch to 2025. In addition, Yang provided a timeline for 2025, indicating that the technology could still be at least two. years away.
Compared to the current Apple Watch models with OLED displays, Pu predicted that the upcoming Apple Watch Ultra will have a larger 2.1-inch screen and a brighter display thanks to microLED technology. The Ultra’s display size is currently around 1.9 inches.
Apple is still working to complete the lengthy transition from LCD to OLED display technology. Since its launch in 2015, the Apple Watch has used OLED, and since 2017, iPhone models have also gradually made the switch. According to news, the first versions of MacBook and iPad Pro with OLED panels will be available in 2024.