Last week, we passed along a few rumors from analyst Jeff Pu and tipster Ross Young related to future Apple Watch models. Pu said that the second-generation Apple Watch Ultra, expected to be released late in Q3 of 2024, will sport a new display. While the first-generation timepiece has a 1.92-inch LTPO AMOLED display, the sequel will feature a 2.1-inch micro-LED display.
The Apple Watch Ultra (R) will be the first Apple product to get a micro-LED display
Young followed up with another tweet saying that LG Display is building a small assembly line for micro-LED production that will start up in the second half of 2024. Even though Apple acquired micro-LED manufacturer LuxVue in 2014, Young said that the Cupertino-based tech giant won’t be involved in the complete process of making micro-LED components which is why LG Display is building the aforementioned assembly line.
Keep in mind that micro-LED displays use even smaller LEDs than the ones used for the mini-LED technology found on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021) and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2022).