Apple is reportedly in advanced talks with Taiwanese display manufacturers to use microLED displays in its products as soon as next year, according to a new report.

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Citing sources with knowledge of Apple's supply chain, Chinese-language Economic Daily News says the company will be ready to launch an Apple Watch with a microLED screen in 2020, replacing the current use of OLED panels manufactured by LG Display.

MicroLED panels use different light-emitting compounds than the current OLED displays used in Apple Watch and should help to make future devices slimmer, brighter, and less power-hungry.

A previous rumor from DigiTimes suggested Apple will work with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to develop MicroLED panels for Apple Watch, and that they could see production as soon as this year.

However, Bloomberg has a slightly different timeline for Apple's adoption of MicroLED and believes they won't appear in the Apple Watch until next year at the earliest, with a two-to-four year lead time for the iPhone.

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Top Rated Comments

Nozuka Avatar
21 months ago
Just like every year....

https://www.macrumors.com/2018/04/03/apple-tmsc-micro-led-panels-apple-watch/

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/06/07/apple-watch-track-micro-led-2018/
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rmbpuser Avatar
21 months ago
Can we just skip 2019 alltogether?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chucker23n1 Avatar
21 months ago
There aren't a lot of Apple products that should become a bit thinner, but Apple Watch is arguably one of them.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jayducharme Avatar
21 months ago
That’s all well and good. But I’m waiting for Apple to make the Watch independent of the iPhone. When that happens, I’m sold.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Motawa Avatar
21 months ago
Maybe finally an optional AOD
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FFR Avatar
21 months ago
Just like every year....

https://www.macrumors.com/2018/04/03/apple-tmsc-micro-led-panels-apple-watch/

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/06/07/apple-watch-track-micro-led-2018/
Yup and some still believe it to be accurate. [emoji23]
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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