December 4, 2023

The most recent proof appears to be pointing in the direction of Apple choosing LG for micro-LED shows for next-gen variations of its Apple Watch.

In response to analyst Ross Younger, LG has began constructing a small manufacturing line for micro-LED shows forward of Apple’s transition away from OLED. This additionally performs into Apple’s plans to start out making its personal shows for Apple Watch and iPhone in-house.

The report from Younger largely corroborates earlier experiences. Younger defined that Apple “gained’t do the total course of” when it transitions show applied sciences. Younger additionally acknowledged that whereas the micro-LED show is predicted for use first within the Apple Watch Extremely mannequin, Apple will work intently with LG to deliver this about.

LG has been mentioned to be within the strategy of “constructing a small line” for micro-LED show backplanes for the Apple Watch. “It’s this small line that may doubtless assemble micro-LEDs from Apple,” Younger explains. He says that manufacturing isn’t anticipated to start out till the second half of 2024 and that the primary Apple Watch with micro-LED will launch in 2025.

Keep tuned for extra particulars as they turn out to be obtainable.

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