Apple Watch Ultra With Nearly 10% Larger Display Rumored to Launch Next Year

A new Apple Watch Ultra with a larger 2.1-inch display will be released in 2024, according to a report today from Taiwanese publication DigiTimes, citing industry sources. This lines up with information shared last month by Jeff Pu, a tech analyst at Hong Kong-based investment firm Haitong International Securities.

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The current Apple Watch Ultra has around a 1.93-inch display, so the 2024 model would have nearly a 10% larger screen and would likely become the first Apple Watch with over a 50mm case size. The new Ultra is also expected to be the first Apple Watch to adopt microLED display technology, resulting in higher brightness, decreased power consumption, and improved contrast ratio compared to current models with OLED displays.

It's unclear if an Apple Watch Ultra update is planned for 2023.

Taiwanese research firm TrendForce today reported that microLED technology could allow for Apple to offer future products with "game-changing product innovations," ranging from foldable and rollable iPhone models to fully transparent AR glasses.

microLED display production costs are currently high, so Apple's transition to the technology will likely take many years to be completed.

In the meantime, Apple is still completing a transition to OLED displays across its product lineup. The first Apple device with an OLED display was the Apple Watch in 2015, while the iPhone started moving to OLED in 2017. Rumors suggest the first MacBook Air and iPad Pro models with OLED displays will be released in 2024.

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Jhonjhon236 Avatar
19 months ago
The original iPhones display was 3.5”…
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sniffies Avatar
19 months ago
Yup, those obese bezels gotta go.
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SevLucas Avatar
19 months ago
I highly doubt anyone has looked at their AW Ultra and thought ”…Man I wish this thing was bigger” They already look comically big as it is now.
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irock101 Avatar
19 months ago
iPad for your wrist.
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19 months ago
Yes!!!! It will be an instant buy for me. So ready to pull the trigger on that 50mm Apple Watch Ultra.
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Rafterman Avatar
19 months ago
For me, the Ultra is already pushing the "large" envelope. If it's thinner, I'm good. But if retains its thickness, that will start to look ridiculous - like wearing a dive meter.
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