Apple currently uses an OLED display on the Apple Watch, but if a new report from DigiTimes is to be believed, the company plans on adopting micro-LED display for the next-generation Apple Watch.
The report makes it sound that Apple will be launching the next-generation Apple Watch towards the end of 2017.
However, since micro-LED is a new technology, Apple might not be able to go through its plan as all vendors are currently not able to produce small micro-LED displays suitable for smartwatches on scale.
Apple reportedly plans to adopt micro LED display for next-generation smartwatches at the end of 2017, but this is a big challenge in technology, the sources noted. Adoption of micro LED display for smartwatches may begin as late as 2020, the sources indicated.
With Sony — considered to be the leader in micro-LED display — struggling with yield issues, Apple will likely have to put its plan of using micro-LED display on the next-generation Apple Watch on the back burner as well.
Apple was rumored to switch to micro-LED display on the Apple Watch since last year itself and various patents from the company have also hinted in a similar direction. For now though, due to production issues, it is unlikely that we will see Apple switch to micro-LED display on the Apple Watch anytime soon.
Other OEMs reportedly plan on adopting micro-LED display on their smartwatches from 2020.
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