Apple may not launch Watch with micro LED screen this year, Series 6 may feature OLED panels

The tipster states that micro LED-based Apple Watches can arrive by next year.

| Updated on: May 31 2020, 18:07 IST
Apple Watch
Apple Watch (Pixabay)
Apple Watch
Apple Watch (Pixabay)

It has been long rumoured that Apple will be introducing micro LED display technology in its products. However, there's no word as to which device it will be reaching first and when. Now, a new piece of information coming from a tipster (@L0vetodream) suggests that we might see micro LED displays in none other than Apple Watch but unfortunately, not this year as several reports have claimed in the past. The tipster states that micro LED-based Apple Watches can arrive by next year.

The tipster, who's leaks come as ‘in my dream' on Twitter, states that Apple Watch Series 6 will use the display from JDI. For those unaware, JDI Displays have been providing OLED screens for Apple Watches since past few years and as per the report the watchmaker has invested some $200 million to enable larger production of OLED screens for iPhones.

Apple is said to have a ‘secret' facility in Santa Clara, California where it is designing and testing micro LED screens, a tech that is widely believed to come as a follow up to OLED panels. These are said to be brighter, lighter and will enable devices to be slimmer as well, all while using less power.

It is said that it will only be after the Apple Watch that we'll see Apple introducing micro LEDs in iPhones. And this year we may see no micro LED products from Apple. A report from earlier this month cites Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stating that the iPhone maker's plan to adopt mini-LED display technology for future hardware products has been pushed back to 2021 owing to the global health crisis.

In a research note with TF International Securities, Kuo said mini-LED chip, panel, assembly, and terminal assembly are expected to begin mass production in the third quarter of 2020, the fourth quarter, the end of the fourth quarter, and the first quarter of 2021, respectively,

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First Published Date: 31 May, 18:07 IST