Apple plans to bring significant new features to the Apple Watch Ultra, which won’t see a new model until 2026 according to the latest leak.
The Apple Watch Ultra is, like it more or less, one of the best smartwatches of the moment. The latest iteration of the model was presented last September, revealing a design (and hardware) that changed little compared to the previous generation and that focused more on improving the software section.
It was also said that there would be no new Apple Watch Ultra in 2024, something that makes sense for different reasons. On the one hand we have the fact that Apple usually amortize the designs a lot before venturing into a new proposal. On the other hand, for now they are not thinking about major innovations or changes as we already saw in the case of the folding iPad, which continues to be delayed.
However, information appearing on MacRumors suggests that Yes, we could see a new Apple Watch Ultra in 2026. And, unlike the generation presented last September, here we will find notable changes.
The Apple Watch Ultra to come
According to the information that has appeared, the next Apple Watch Ultra will now use a 2.12-inch screen, which represents an increase of 10% compared to the current 1.96. Another important change will come with respect to its screen, which will stop being OLED and become microLED. This panel is estimated to cost between two and three times more than the current one and will be manufactured by OSRAM and LG.
According to the media, Apple’s plan to use microLED screens in the larger versions of its Apple Watch It is something well known and confirmed. These intentions of those from Cupertino have been known at least since January 2023. It is assumed that making the leap to microLED technology will achieve improvements in all areas of the watch, including energy efficiency. This is also part of a plan to separate from Samsung and the OLED panels it manufactures.
According to the source, Apple has at least a decade working on own microLED display technology. The company is said to want to replace all of its displays with microLEDs at some point in the future, and it is expected that the technology used will be the same as that of the Apple Watch Ultra, but on a large scale.
To always be up to date with the latest in technology, subscribe to our official and verified Andro4all channel on WhatsApp.