Apple Watch With Micro-LED Display and Lower-Priced AirPods Rumored for 2024

In addition to outlining his expectations for the iPhone 15 lineup today, tech analyst Jeff Pu said Apple will likely release two notable products in 2024, including the first Apple Watch with a micro-LED display and lower-priced AirPods.

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In a research note for Hong Kong investment firm Haitong International Securities, Pu said a new high-end Apple Watch will likely adopt a larger 2.1-inch micro-LED display measured diagonally, which would allow for increased brightness compared to current Apple Watch models with OLED displays. This model would presumably be a new version of the Apple Watch Ultra, which launched last September and has a 1.92-inch display.

Pu referred to the lower-priced AirPods as "AirPods Lite," but it's unlikely that Apple would actually use this branding. He said these AirPods would be priced lower to compete with wireless headphones from other companies, but he did not share any further details. Currently, the $129 second-generation AirPods are the cheapest option from Apple.

Pu has a mixed track record in regards to predicting Apple's future plans, and these AirPods and Apple Watch details have not been previously rumored, so this information is far from certain yet. Apple's plans for its 2024 products could also change over time.

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Top Rated Comments

james2538 Avatar
20 months ago

Sorry, micro led would be a downgrade to me. Things should be ,owing towards OLED, not away from it.
I think you’re confusing it with mini LED Apple uses now in the iPad and MacBook Pro.

Micro LED is similar to OLED in that every pixel can be turned on or off individually giving it an infinite contrast ratio. However it can get even brighter than OLED and has zero risk of burn in.

It isn’t currently used in any consumer device as it can’t be viably produced yet due to yield issues.

Micro LED > OLED > Mini LED
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
20 months ago
In 2023, I just hope Apple offers Apple Watch Ultra in more color options.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Justin Cymbal Avatar
20 months ago
How about naming the entry level AirPods ‘AirPods SE’ to go along with the iPhone and Apple Watch SE
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mozumder Avatar
20 months ago

Micro-LED is suppose to be better than OLED?
It’s supposed to. It’s the ideal display, with the brightnes and lifespan of backlit LED and the contrast of OLED, but there are manufacturing production problems right now affecting yield. Hence, likely why Apple is starting with tiny watch displays.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rychiar Avatar
20 months ago

Sorry, micro led would be a downgrade to me. Things should be ,owing towards OLED, not away from it.
How would micro LED be a downgrade? It’s the best type of screen that exists… ??‍♂️
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
munpip214 Avatar
20 months ago
So who exactly keeps asking for bigger watch faces? Pretty soon we will have an iPhone on our wrists
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)