Get this: the Apple Watch Ultra is about to go ultra-ultra! We’re talking a whopping 10% larger display, all thanks to the switch from OLED to microLED in 2026. Yep, you heard that right. Apple’s gearing up to dazzle our wrists with some futuristic tech.
The current Apple Watch Ultra, with its 1.93-inch screen, already feels like something out of a sci-fi movie. But Apple’s not stopping there. The 2026 model is expected to flaunt a 2.12-inch screen, making everything you love about the Apple Watch even bigger and better. Just imagine the emojis on that baby!
Now, before you start wondering about the cost, let me give you the scoop. The microLED panel is estimated to be two to three times pricier than the current OLED display, at around $120. But hey, for that extra screen real estate and snazzy tech? Might just be worth it.
This leap to microLED isn’t just about size. We’re talking improved brightness, color reproduction, dynamic range, viewing angles, and efficiency. Images are going to look like they’re practically painted on the display glass. It’s all part of Apple’s grand plan to cut the cord with Samsung as a supplier and start flexing its display-making muscles in-house.
While some sources were betting on a 2025 launch, TrendForce is sticking to its guns with a 2026 prediction. And if you’re wondering how long Apple’s been cooking up this microLED magic? Almost a decade, my friends.
So, mark your calendars for 2026, and start saving up! The future of the Apple Watch Ultra is looking bright (literally), and you won’t want to miss it. Just imagine strapping that piece of the future onto your wrist!