The Apple Watch Ultra could be getting a larger screen in 2026
Getting the yield to improve is important to Apple since it eventually plans on using micro-LED on other devices including the iPhone. And since a low yield means paying a higher price for each panel that passes quality control, a one-year delay is what the doctor ordered at the very least.
TrendForce also expects Apple to increase the size of the Apple Watch Ultra in 2026 to 2.12 inches from the 1.91-inch displays currently used on both the 2022 and 2023 versions of the Apple Watch Ultra. So yes, the 2026 Apple Watch Ultra will be the first of Apple’s premium smartwatches to have a screen size larger than 2 inches. That works out to an 11% increase in screen real estate for the Apple Watch Ultra in 2026.