Apple plans to turn to LG for microLED smartwatch displays
Just a few days ago we reported that Samsung is making rapid progress with the development of its microLED panel for smartwatches and some believe that Apple will use them for its future Watch series. However, the latest report also puts LG Display in the mix.
An industry source claims that LG Display has already set up operations and produced backplanes for microLED displays in small quantities. Production will likely start in the second half of 2024, so the first Apple Watch with a microLED display should arrive in 2025.
This contradicts Samsung’s recent microLED production report, as analysts believe LG’s rival will be ready with its displays as early as next year. It is possible that Samsung will use the technology for its Galaxy Watch line before providing its microLEDs to Apple. Additionally, Apple likes to diversify its supply chains, so it’s more likely to want to strike deals with both companies and introduce a microLED smartwatch in 2025.