Apple Shifting To MicroLED Display From OLED For Apple Watches In 2020

Posted: Jul 22 2019, 11:17pm CDT | by , in Technology News


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Apple shifting to microLED display from OLED for Apple Watches in 2020
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MicroLED displays are commonly used in flat-panel TVs.

Apple could soon shift to microLED displays for the Apple Watch, replacing the current OLED display that it sources from LG unit LG Display, Taiwanese newspaper United Daily News reported.

The tech giant is reportedly in talks with two Taiwanese companies, Yuchuang and Sic Bio, for the assembly of microLED displays. The new Apple Watches with microLED displays are slated to roll out as soon as 2020.

UDN said that Apple could also start introducing microLED displays to its other product lineups like the iPhone and Macbook.

MicroLED displays are commonly used in flat-panel TVs. They have arrays of microscopic LEDs that form individual pixel elements. This cutting edge technology is a hundred times better than the current LCD panels because it offers better contrast, response times, and energy efficiency. Both microLED and OLED panels are used for small and low energy devices like smartphones and smart watches.

Just like OLED displays, microLED displays also provides an emissive display. The difference is that it does not depend on organic compounds to make light. MicroLEDs offer exquisite colors and an almost perfect viewing angle. MicroLED is still in its infancy, but a landmark move by Apple to adopt this technology for its watches could start a trend among other device manufacturers.

Apple’s switch to Taiwanese suppliers is also seen as a victory for Taiwan after South Korea’s long-term contract with the U.S. company. Apple has yet to confirm the report.

Currently, Apple Watch’s rival, Samsung Galaxy Watch, uses AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diodes) display, the same display used in most smartphones.

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