iPhone With MicroLED Display Reportedly on Apple's Roadmap

Apple plans to release an iPhone with a microLED display in the future, according to a report today from supply chain publication DigiTimes. This display technology would allow for higher brightness, decreased power consumption, improved contrast ratio, and other benefits compared to current iPhones with OLED displays.

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The paywalled report claims the Apple Watch Ultra will be the first Apple device to switch to microLED, followed by the iPhone and iPad:

Starting with Apple Watch, Apple plans to further introduce microLED display to iPhone and iPad. Some sources from IT industry forecast that Apple Watch Ultra will no longer use existing OLED display by end-2024 or 2025 as it will be replaced by Apple's self-developed microLED display.

With the Apple Watch Ultra not expected to use microLED until 2025, the first iPhone to adopt the technology is likely still several years away from launching. All four iPhone 15 models coming later this year are expected to stick with OLED displays.

In the meantime, Apple is still completing its transition to OLED displays. The first Apple device with an OLED display was the original Apple Watch, followed by the iPhone X, and the first iPad and Mac models with OLED displays are rumored to launch next year. The transition to microLED will likely follow a similar smaller-to-larger device trajectory.

Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
13 months ago

I really don’t get what people don’t understand about this. They discontinued the iPhone mini because practically no one was buying it. They’re not gonna bring it back because the same 350 people on Internet forums keep asking them to.
You never know with Apple. Recently, Apple brought back the HomePod after discontinuing it... Also, the Battery Percentage Indicator and the list goes on...

https://www.macrumors.com/2021/03/12/apple-discontinuing-homepod/

https://www.macrumors.com/2023/01/18/apple-announces-new-homepod/

https://www.macrumors.com/2022/08/08/ios-16-beta-5-battery-percent/

Bottomline: You just never know!
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pianoplayah Avatar
13 months ago
BREAKING NEWS: technology firm plans to use latest technology for future products!
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
13 months ago
Imagine iPhone Mini makes a return...

iPhone Mini with MicroLED Display! ?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JPack Avatar
13 months ago
Timeline is far too optimistic. I'd add another 3-5 years, minimum.

We just heard from Ross Young this week that iPhone 16 Pro Max is 6.9-inch OLED.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Porco Avatar
13 months ago

I really don’t get what people don’t understand about this. They discontinued the iPhone mini because practically no one was buying it. They’re not gonna bring it back because the same 350 people on Internet forums keep asking them to.
They still sell the mini, so it’s not discontinued is it?
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JonathanLevine Avatar
13 months ago

Imagine iPhone Mini makes a return...

iPhone Mini with MicroLED Display! ?
I really don’t get what people don’t understand about this. They discontinued the iPhone mini because practically no one was buying it. They’re not gonna bring it back because the same 350 people on Internet forums keep asking them to.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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