After the first rumors about the Apple Watch Ultra 2, which should be launched in 2024 with a more than 2″ Micro-LED screen, today another confirmation of the new Apple Watch Ultra 2 display. It therefore seems that Apple wants to focus on the screen size of its next-gen smartwatch, perhaps leaving out the hardware sector.
The new reports comes from the Taiwanese portal DigiTimes, which essentially seems to confirm what analyst Jeff Pu established last month. The Taipei portal, in particular, reiterated that Apple Watch Ultra 2 will have a 2.1″ displaysignificantly larger than the 1.92″ Apple Watch Ultra first generation.
It is difficult to say whether users will like the novelty or not: one of the main ones criticisms directed at the Apple Watch Ultra, in fact, concerns its decidedly generous dimensions, which could rise further with a larger screen. Apple could limit the impact in terms of size of the new display by acting on the edges of the smartwatch, but surely, if the indiscretion from DigiTimes is confirmed, the case of the watch arriving in 2024 will be larger than that current-gen.
In percentage terms, we are talking about a 10% screen magnification, which should bring the overall dimensions of the watch case well over 50 millimeters. In technical terms, the display should adopt microLED technology, which should guarantee greater brightness, especially in direct sunlight, lower energy consumption and a improved contrast compared to OLED screens.
At the moment, however, the costs of microLED displays remain very high: switching from an OLED panel to a microLED could even make drive up the cost of the Apple Watch Ultra 2especially compared to those (already considered prohibitive by many users) of the predecessor.