The Apple Watch Series 6 may arrive with an OLED display; no microLED display in sight
The Apple Watch Series 6 will continue to use OLED panels, according to L0vetodream. Rumours to the contrary have suggested that Apple would be switching to microLED panels its latest smartwatch, which appear to have been born out from the company's recent investment of US$330 million in a Taiwanese microLED factory.
We should stress that microLED technology is not to be confused with Mini-LED. As Digital Trends explained earlier this year, microLED panels operate like OLEDs, insofar as each pixel can be enabled independently. microLED panels may potentially offer up to 5x the peak brightness than OLED panels do, though. In comparison, Mini-LED panels use a dedicated LED backlight. As its name suggests, Mini-LED panels have smaller LED backlights than conventional LED panels. The smaller size of these backlights not only means that manufacturers can include more on the same panel size, but they also give Mini-LED panels greater backlight control.