According to Jeff Pu, Apple plans to unveil its first MicroLED Watch in late 2025. Apple, known for its innovative technologies, seems poised to introduce the first MicroLED Watch. The tech giant recently launched its latest Apple Watch series in September 2022, boasting impressive features like tap-finger actions and an extended battery life.
Jeff Pu believes that the Apple Watch with a MicroLED display will make its debut in late 2025. This new technological advancement by Apple promises enhanced brightness, improved color reproduction, and superior viewing angles. The result? Images that appear as though they’re “painted” right on the glass.
Recent rumors on Weibo suggest that the Apple Watch Ultra may feature Apple’s custom microLED display. Furthermore, Apple has hinted at introducing its microLED display technology to the Apple Watch Ultra. Apple has now labeled all first-generation watches, including the luxurious Gold watch priced at $17,000, as obsolete. Read Full
Although initially forecasted for 2024, insiders now expect Apple’s first watch with a microLED display to launch as part of the new Apple Watch Ultra in 2025. Contrarily, TrendForce projected the microLED debut on the Apple Watch Ultra for 2026, while Bloomberg had predicted a 2024 release. This altered timeline, informed by insights from Young, Pu, and leaks from Weibo, indicates a potential earlier release than TrendForce’s 2026 prediction, likely due to shifts in the supply chain.
The forthcoming MicroLED display is anticipated to measure 2.12 inches, marking a 10% size increase compared to the current Apple Watch Ultra. Interestingly, reports from Bloomberg suggest that Apple might be planning to extend custom microLED displays to its iPhone, iPad, and Mac lineups after introducing the technology with the Apple Watch Ultra.
Post its launch, there’s significant speculation about Apple incorporating microLED displays into their iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices. Industry experts, including Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, posit that Apple’s strategy is to weave the microLED technology throughout its primary products, thus diminishing its reliance on Samsung. This perspective is further supported by other reputable sources such as DigiTimes, Nikkei Asia, and The Information.