The Apple Watch Series 4 managed to retain the familiar design, while making some worthwhile changes from the previous Series. Namely, a larger display with smaller bezels. And now Apple is being awarded for those changes.
Today, The Society for Information Display (SID) announced its annual “Displays of the Year” award, which promotes displays for their technology and features. The SID says these displays, which range in size, are awarded for “the most significant technological advances and/or outstanding features”.
For the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple earned this year’s award because it, in part, combined “new hardware and software enhancements into a singular, unified form”. The SID promotes the fact that Apple included a variety of features in a slimmer case, with smaller bezels, and notes that the software changes makes it possible to display even more information. Moreover, The SID adds that it’s the use of an LTPO OLED display that improves power efficiency that also makes it stand out.
“While retaining the original signature design, the fourth-generation Apple Watch has been refined, combining new hardware and software enhancements into a singular, unified form. The striking display, which is more than 30 percent larger at 40 mm or 44 mm, depending on the model, seamlessly integrates into the thinner, smaller case, while the new interface provides more information with richer detail. The display is the defining feature of Apple Watch, and Series 4 pushes that feature farther than ever. The challenge for designers was to make the display bigger without noticeably increasing the size of the case or compromising the battery life. Narrower borders enable a viewing area that’s more than 30 percent larger, while a new display technology called LTPO improves power efficiency, helping users get through the day on a single charge.”
Some of the other winners include Samsung’s modular microLED Display (the Wall), and Sony’s Crystal LED display system.
You can check out The SID’s full list of winners through the source link below.
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