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    What's Next for Apple Watch

    Apple has been making additional health-related hires in recent months, possibly to accelerate work on a next-generation device.
    In 2017 or later, Apple may be planning to switch to micro-LED displays for the Apple Watch. Micro-LED displays can be thinner and lighter with improved color gamut, increased brightness, and higher resolutions.




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    If this is true about health professionals, it will be about what's on the case back, not the display...
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    Re: What's Next for Apple Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by SomeAssemblyRequired View Post
    If this is true about health professionals, it will be about what's on the case back, not the display...
    Well, quite likely both.
    Keep calm and carry on.

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    Yah, I think the 2 efforts are distinct. The health stuff looks to be about biosensors that can be worn (and run) for extended periods. If they can get the micro LED tech to work, they'll use that EVERYWHERE it's practical to do so...but that said, the small screen size of a wrist device might be the best place to start commercial-level production, and of course, it's where low power consumption is most critical.

    Browsing the net, I saw the 2017 rumor, but I also saw another post questioning it...because apparently the iPhone is going to shift to OLED at around that time. I suppose it could be as I mentioned...perfect the manufacturing staying with the small form factor, which is the easiest. Still...if they're gonna roll out OLED, they need major fabrication facilities to support the full-out iPhone production.
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    Re: What's Next for Apple Watch

    Hopefully a press conference announcing their blunder and ceasing production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    Hopefully a press conference announcing their blunder and ceasing production.
    ... followed by bankruptcy unless they start innovating again soon.

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    Re: What's Next for Apple Watch

    Apple is a one trick pony almost all there money comes from iphones.

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    I love the promise of mLEDs—thinner and lighter and brighter and more energy efficient. But, as much as I want a thinner watch—I dream of an 8mm AW—I’m gonna be realistic that any gains in energy efficiency and thinness made by the screen will be gobbled up by any new sensors if Apple decides to add any more.

    That said, instead of 38mm and 42mm, if the watches were 40mm and 45mm would that offer more wiggle room for Apple to add stuff to the AW? (IIRC, most women are buying the 42mm anyways; only people with the thinnest wrists are buying the 38mm.)

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    Hopefully a press conference announcing their blunder and ceasing production.
    Quote Originally Posted by mike70sk View Post
    Apple is a one trick pony almost all there money comes from iphones.
    Apple doesn’t release sales figures for the Apple Watch but, IDC estimates for fiscal Q3 are at 1.6M units sold, and from that Macworld estimates a USD $478M revenue. I wish my least popular product sold so poorly. I wish my least popular product sold more in one quarter than my most popular product in its first year. *shrugs*

    (Maybe not the least popular product, but the AW is in the “Other” category—the category with the least revenue. Part of it may be to hide low sales figures. Part of it might be to hide higher than expected sales figures. Who knows.)

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    Re: What's Next for Apple Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by mike70sk View Post
    Apple is a one trick pony almost all there money comes from iphones.
    ...and before that, the iTunes store;
    ...and before that, iPods
    ...and before that, iMac and iBooks
    ...and before that, the Macintosh
    ...and before that, the Apple II

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    Who says the Apple Watch is not their next revenue leader?
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    Quote Originally Posted by arcadelt View Post
    ...and before that, the iTunes store;
    ...and before that, iPods
    ...and before that, iMac and iBooks
    ...and before that, the Macintosh
    ...and before that, the Apple II

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    Who says the Apple Watch is not their next revenue leader?
    I do.

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