In early 2018, information emerged that Apple was secretly developing microLED screens for their products at factories in California. Some time later – more precisely in September last year – it started to speculate that the company wanted to use this technology on the Apple Watch; however, due to the time of manufacture of this type of display, this change could happen only this year, with the launch of the “Apple Watch Series 6”.
Just yesterday (5/31), however, the leaker @ L0vetodream threw a bucket of cold water at those who were waiting for the debut of this technology this year. According to him (in its typical exotic way of spreading rumors), the 2020 Apple Watch will have the same display used in the current generation, OLED LTPO.
It is worth remembering that, in recent years, JDI Display has supplied part of the displays for the Apple Watch, with the company gradually increasing the number of orders – including a $ 200 million investment to expand the production of OLED screens for iPhones.
However, if the leaker is correct, this means that Apple has decided to postpone (or even cancel) the adoption of microLED displays in its products (mainly in Watch) this year. As we know, the Apple Watch Series 5 has a Retina Display Always Active, a novelty that the company should keep for another generation, until it presents some other great feature on the watch display.
So far, rumors suggest that the “Apple Watch Series 6” may measure the oxygen content in the blood (like an oximeter), will have a sleep tracking feature and other news related to mental health. In addition, watchOS 7 may feature new dials – but no changes to the design itself have been mentioned, for now.
Apple Watch Series 5
Cash price: from R $ 3,599.10Installed price: up to 12x R $ 333.25Sizes: 40mm or 44mmMaterials: aluminum, stainless steel, titanium or ceramicFeatures: GPS or GPS + CellularColors: diverseLaunch: September 2019