Apple has had a long standing tradition of fostering technological growth. It has been acquiring tech companies left, right and center for the past three years or so. It has also been involved in various researches that it thinks will benefit its line of products. Last year, it was reported that the company has delved into development of micro-LED displays for its future products.
Now, it seems like everything is moving ahead as it prepares for the Apple Watch Series that may be released sometime this year.
According to Digitimes, Apple has already put a small order of micro-LED displays that will be used for the Apple Watch refresh. Furthermore, Taiwan-based startup PlayNitride will be the one to setup the facility for the trial production of the displays.
At the moment, it seems like Apple is only focusing on smaller displays fit for the Apple Watch Series 3.
This is mainly because the procedures involving the manufacturing of the said display is still at its early stage.
Right now, the cost outweighs the yield for micro-LED displays. The current level of technology that is available is still being developed by Apple and its subsidiaries.
To those who are unaware, micro-LED display is the newest form of display technology in the market.
The research for the display began in the year 2000. Until today, the display is still far from being mass produced.
Micro-LED displays are far superior than LCD in term of pixel density, high contrast ratio, colour saturation, and reaction time. Many experts believe that if done right, this could even compete with the OLED panels used on various high-end mobile devices in the market.
So far, there have been far fewer reports of the Apple Watch Series 3. Almost every news channels on the Internet are focusing on the iPhone 8. Nevertheless, there is a strong chance that Apple might introduce another refresh for the smartwatch sometime after the September event.
It is possible that the unveiling of the third generation of Apple Watch may take place sometime in October this year. For more updates on the Apple Watch Series 3, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.