Apple and Samsung watches are getting microLED displays
Currently, Samsung only uses microLED technology in its high-end TV models. However acc SammobileThe Korean electronics company is starting to sell the technology in smartwatches, including the Galaxy Watch model, which will be released in 2024.
Meanwhile, expert Mark Gurman out Bloomberg Apple also said it plans to use microLED in its 2024 Watch Ultra models. Those screens will be designed and customized by the company, then hosted by a manufacturing partner similar to TSMC, who makes chips for Apple. Apple reportedly spent six years customizing its own microLED display.
Apart from smartwatches, Apple will also use this technology in other devices like iPhone, iPad and MacBook. However, that plan will take a long time, just as it took the iPad six years to go from LCD to OLED.
Samsung is currently one of the largest providers of OLED panels for the Apple Watch. However, Apple’s use of microLED could hurt sales of Samsung’s OLED panels. The Korean electronics company’s initial decision to launch microLED screens was aimed at retaining big customers like Apple.
MicroLED is considered as a potential display technology if it inherits the best features of OLED, such as B. Deep black, high contrast but lower power consumption, higher brightness and pixels that do not degrade over time like OLED. This technology is currently available on high-end TV models from Samsung, Sony, LG…