When the Apple Watch Ultra arrived last year with a 49mm display, it was Apple’s largest watch, but a whopping 4mm larger than the 45mm Apple Watch Series 8. When the 2nd generation model arrives, it could be even bigger. and much better. .
While Apple isn’t expected to update the Apple Watch Ultra until 2024 using the same two-year cycle as the Apple Watch SE, it could have a 10 percent larger display than the current model, according to a new DigiTimes report. Although the publication’s track record is somewhat sketchy, the forecast is in line with a previous report by analyst Jeff Pu.
The Apple Watch Ultra was originally rumored to have a 50mm display, so it’s entirely possible that Apple decided to cut the 1st generation model down a bit due to costs. Increasing the screen size to around 50mm can be achieved without enlarging the display case as the watch has fairly large bezels compared to the Series 8.
The DigiTimes report also confirms previous rumors about the move to microLED displays. By switching to microLED (a technology not found in any other Apple product), the display would be thinner, brighter and more energy efficient than the current OLED screen. According to Bloomberg’s report, MicroLED could also lead to higher resolution with images that “appear to be painted on top of glass.”
It’s unclear how these rumors will affect the standard Apple Watch. The Apple Watch Ultra currently offers many improvements over the standard model, including longer battery life, a reinforced titanium case, better water resistance, and a customizable Action button.