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MicroLED Apple Watch Ultra May Be Delayed Due to Supply Chain Issues

Tuesday February 6, 2024 1:19 am PST by
Apple is widely expected to bring a microLED display to the Apple Watch Ultra, but a new report out of Korea suggests the company may not have the supply chain configured early enough to launch the device by 2026. Throughout last year, Taiwanese research firm TrendForce predicted a 2026 launch timeframe for the device. That's later than several other sources, which have centered on 2025....
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Apple Watch Ultra With 10% Larger Display and MicroLED Expected to Launch in 2026

Friday December 15, 2023 4:22 am PST by
The Apple Watch Ultra will gain a 10% percent larger display upon switching from OLED to microLED in 2026, according to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce. The current Apple Watch Ultra has a display size of 1.93-inches, whereas the upcoming microLED model is apparently due to feature a 2.12-inch screen. The microLED panel is estimated to cost two to three times more than the equivalent OLED ...
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MicroLED Apple Watch Still on Track for Late 2025 Launch

Tuesday October 3, 2023 4:40 am PDT by
Apple's microLED Apple Watch is on track to launch in late 2025, according to Jeff Pu, a tech analyst at Hong Kong investment firm Haitong International Securities. In a note to investors seen by MacRumors, Pu said that the first Apple Watch with a microLED display will launch in late 2025. The advanced display technology offers improved brightness, color reproduction, and viewing angles,...
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Next Major Apple Watch Ultra Upgrade Rumored to Be MicroLED Display Technology

Monday October 2, 2023 6:55 am PDT by
MicroLED display technology will be the next major upgrade coming to the Apple Watch Ultra, according to a Weibo leaker with a proven track record for disclosing accurate information about Apple's plans. The account known as "Instant Digital" claims that the next worthwhile upgrade for the Apple Watch Ultra users will be Apple's custom microLED display technology, but the feature is not...
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Custom MicroLED Displays Could Be Heading to the iPhone, Vision Pro, and Apple Car

Thursday August 10, 2023 7:10 am PDT by
Early production operations for Apple's custom microLED displays indicate that the technology is headed to a broad range of products, including headsets, iPhones, and automotive applications, Taiwanese research firm TrendForce reports. TrendForce also repeated their claim from last month that Apple's first microLED display will launch on a new Apple Watch Ultra model in 2026, rather than 2025...
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Apple to Mass Produce Its Own MicroLED Displays for iPhones

Thursday May 18, 2023 1:43 am PDT by
Apple will mass produce its own microLED displays in order to lessen its reliance on Samsung and increase its own control over supply, laying the groundwork to realize its ultimate goal of bringing the technology to iPhones, reports Nikkei Asia. According to the outlet's sources, Apple has spent at least $1 billion on microLED research and development over past decade, and once production...
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iPhone With MicroLED Display Reportedly on Apple's Roadmap

Wednesday May 10, 2023 10:01 am PDT by
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. The paywalled report claims the Apple Watch Ultra will be the first Apple ...
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Apple Watch Ultra With MicroLED Display Again Rumored to Launch by 2025

Monday March 13, 2023 1:15 pm PDT by
A new Apple Watch Ultra with a microLED display will be released in 2024 or 2025, according to Taiwanese supply chain publication DigiTimes. The report claims that Apple plans to extend the technology to iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks too eventually. The report reiterates that Apple has been actively developing microLED technology since it acquired California-based company LuxVue in 2014....
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Report: Apple's Struggle to Develop MicroLED Technology Led to iPhone X Changes and Reliance on Samsung

Monday March 6, 2023 6:25 am PST by
Apple has heavily invested in developing its own MicroLED technology for almost a decade to break away from Samsung as a supplier, The Information reports. The iPhone X's flexible OLED display supplied by Samsung Apple's MicroLED displays have reportedly taken much longer to develop than expected, forcing it to deepen its ties with Samsung until the technology is ready. MicroLED offers better ...
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MicroLED Apple Watch Ultra Appears to Be Slated for 2025

Tuesday February 7, 2023 11:15 am PST by
Apple's first microLED Apple Watch will launch in 2025, display analyst Ross Young said again today. Young previously suggested the 2025 timeline in January, but he claims that new information from Apple supplier Osram confirms the timeline. Osram in its 4Q 2022 earnings call said that it plans to begin reporting revenues from its microLED technology in 2025, with Young indicating this...
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Apple Watch Ultra With Nearly 10% Larger Display Rumored to Launch Next Year

Wednesday February 1, 2023 6:09 am PST by
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. The current Apple Watch Ultra has around a 1.93-inch display, so the 2024...
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Apple's Custom MicroLED Displays Likely Heading to iPhone, iPad, and Mac After Apple Watch Ultra

Sunday January 15, 2023 5:04 am PST by
Apple is likely planning to bring custom microLED displays to the iPhone, iPad, and Mac after the technology debuts in a new version of the Apple Watch Ultra currently scheduled to launch by the end of 2024, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman said that Apple has spent about six years developing microLED technology for what will...
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Apple's Custom MicroLED Display for Apple Watch Rumored to Be Made by LG

Friday January 13, 2023 6:50 am PST by
Apple's custom-designed microLED displays for future Apple Watch models will be made by LG, according to display analyst Ross Young. In a tweet, Young explained that LG Display is constructing a small production line to supply Apple with microLED displays destined for an Apple Watch model due to launch in 2025. The facility will reportedly supply microLED backplanes and assemble Apple's...
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Apple to Make Custom Displays In-House, Starting With MicroLED for Apple Watch Ultra in 2024

Tuesday January 10, 2023 4:19 pm PST by
Starting in 2024, Apple plans to use custom displays that it designs in-house for mobile devices like the iPhone and Apple Watch, reports Bloomberg. The shift to its own displays will allow Apple to rely less on display partners that include Samsung and LG. Apple's transition will begin with the high-end Apple Watch Ultra at the end of 2024, with the device set to adopt microLED display...
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First MicroLED Apple Watch Now Rumored to Launch in 2025, Not 2024

Tuesday January 10, 2023 5:00 am PST by
The first Apple Watch with a microLED display will debut in spring 2025, according to information shared by display analyst Ross Young. Young claims that a microLED Apple Watch will launch in spring 2025, with production on the panels destined for the device set to start at the end of 2024. Young's timeline is different from the timeline outlined recently by analyst Jeff Pu, who suggested...
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Kuo: MacBook Shipment Growth to Drive Market Adoption of Mini-LED Technology

Monday August 16, 2021 1:14 am PDT by
Apple's use of mini-LED panels in its forthcoming MacBook lineups will catalyze supplier investment and push the entire industry toward adoption of the display technology, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, Apple's upcoming redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are expected to feature mini-LED displays. In his latest investor note, seen by MacRumors, Kuo...

Report: Apple Investing $330 Million in Taiwanese Factory Where MicroLED Display Development Will Be 'Top Priority'

Monday June 1, 2020 1:39 am PDT by
Apple is reportedly weighing up a $330 million investment in a Taiwanese factory to manufacture both LED and MicroLED displays for future iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and other devices. According to Taiwan Sourcing Service Provider (CENS), Apple is teaming up on the new factory with LED producer Epistar and LCD panel maker AU Optronics. Apple is teaming up on the new factory with Epistar,...
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Apple Reportedly Investing Over $300M in New Taiwanese Factory to Produce Mini-LED and Micro-LED Displays

Monday May 11, 2020 5:33 am PDT by
Apple plans to invest around NT$10 billion (US$334 million) towards the opening of a new factory at the Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan, according to a Chinese report in the Economic Daily News. English coverage is available at Focus Taiwan. The report claims that Apple will use the factory to produce Mini-LED and Micro-LED displays for future devices, in partnership with Taiwan-based...
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Apple Watch With MicroLED Display Could Launch in 2020

Monday July 22, 2019 4:23 am PDT by
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. 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...
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Foxconn Reportedly Investing in MicroLED Display Tech for Future iPhones

Tuesday April 30, 2019 4:01 am PDT by
Foxconn is broadening investment in MicroLED display technology in a bid to win orders from Apple for future iPhones, according to a report from the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (via DigiTimes). MicroLED is widely considered to be Apple's next step after OLED, which it currently uses for the Apple Watch and iPhone XS. MicroLED displays have many of the same advantages that OLED...