A new report from DigiTimes claims that there are some interesting changes in store for the Apple Watch. According to the publication — which admittedly has a spotty record with Apple rumors — Apple is planning to replace the OLED panels it currently uses on the Apple Watch with Micro LED technology sometime next year.
The report adds that the new display panels will be built on technology Apple acquired when it purchased LuxVue back in 2014, a company well regarded for its power-efficient micro-LED displays.
The benefits of switching from OLED to Micro LED are certainly intriguing: not only might it help increase battery life on the Apple Watch, but it may also result in a richer and more vibrant color gamut with higher resolutions. More importantly, because Micro LED panels are thinner and lighter than OLED screens, it stands to reason that the Apple Watch 3 casing will be thinner than its current form, a welcome change for those who find the current design a bit unwieldy.