This year will be presented the Apple Watch 6. A new generation of smart watches OLED screen as the previous model. When will we get the same transition to the MicroLED displays, about which everyone is talking past few months? Apple, of course, will not share such information. However, certain conclusions can be drawn from the comments made by the main company Epistar, Taiwan’s leading manufacturer of LEDs. This company is reportedly working on a plant for the production of specially MicroLED displays for future Apple products.
Screen new Apple Watch
According to the representative Epistar, smart watches will be the first devices with MicroLED screens, mass implementation of which will take 3-4 years. The company has overcome many technology challenges microspathodon, including the shortcomings of the technology itself, and hopes to achieve reliable production capacity within 2-3 years. Thus, the Apple Watch with the new screen will be released until 2023.
Earlier in our Telegram chat it became known that Apple is investing $ 330 million in the Taiwan plant MicroLED for the production of displays for future iPhone, iPad, MacBook and other devices. MicroLED how small that they need special substrate, and the production of such screens is a lot of technical subtleties. Worldwide production is capable of a few corporations. It is expected that the Taiwanese manufacturer AU Optronics screens will supply glass substrates for the new displays, while Epistar, as they say, developing solutions to reduce the cost of production and the introduction of MicroLED on the market.
Screens MicroLED has several advantages over traditional IPS screens and OLED displays. They are thinner and more energy efficient. In addition, the power consumption of screens MicroLED is only one-tenth of the consumption of LCD displays, and the saturation of their colors close to OLED.
In addition, the MicroLED can support higher brightness, wider dynamic range and wider color gamut and also provides an increased refresh rate and wide viewing angle.
Because of the difficulties associated with the development of MicroLED technology, it is expected that the first devices will use the mini LEDs that will represent something an average between traditional led and MicroLED technology. However, according to insiders, Apple still considers the technology MicroLED his “top priority”.
When will the new Apple device
According to analyst Ming-Chi Ko, Apple is developing six devices MicroLED, the debut of which is scheduled for 2020 and 2021. It is reported that Apple will introduce this technology in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which will be released at the end of this year, followed by a 27-inch iMac Pro, a 14.1-inch MacBook Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro, 10.2-inch iPad and 7.9-inch iPad mini. But the real MicroLED debut in the Apple Watch.
It is known that Apple is testing a prototype model of the Apple Watch with the display MicroLED 2017. While early rumors have suggested that Apple Watch with the display microLED can be released in 2020, in may, insiders reported that Apple Watch 6 will use the same OLED display as the previous models.
Actually there is already a precedent when Apple introduce new screen technology first in the Apple Watch. Watch became the first company with an OLED screen — it was in 2014. And after 3 years Apple introduced iPhone X, its first phone with OLED.