Last week, analyst Jeff Pu and tipster Ross Young gave us a handful of rumors related to future Apple Watch models. Pu said his second-generation Apple Watch Ultra, which is set to release later in the third quarter of 2024, will feature a new display. While the first generation watch featured a 1.92-inch He 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 with a micro-LED display.
In a separate tweet, Young said that LG Display is building a small assembly line for micro-LED production, which will start in late 2024. Despite Apple’s acquisition of his micro-LED maker LuxVue in 2014, Young said the Cupertino-based tech giant won’t be involved in the full process of manufacturing micro-LED components. . This is why LG Display is building the aforementioned assembly line.
Note that the Micro LED display uses even smaller LEDs than those used for the Mini LED technology found in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021) and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2022).