MicroLED coming to Apple Watch? ⌚️

I've owned and enjoyed every generation of Apple Watch since its debut in 2015, and not once have I ever thought it had a problem with the screen.

Apple uses OLED technology, and it's proven pretty fantastic.

OLED screens are thin, bright and power-efficient (OLED is a self-emitting light source and doesn't need a power-sucking backlight).

My watch is so bright, it's awakened me at night when the screen accidentally came on.

But what's this? There's something even better coming down the pipe?

If rumors are true, Apple may soon switch to microLED, which offers many of the advantages of OLED, but is even brighter, more durable and has a wider color gamut to boot.

Plus, microLED doesn't suffer from burn-in, which is the only complaint I've seen from Apple Watch users about their watches' displays.

So bring it on, Apple. You've got to love it when something nice gets even better.

-- Leander Kahney, EIC.

P.S. Also in today's issue: The iPhone 16 may hide Face ID under its screen; get tips on traveling with AirTags; today's the day Steve Jobs unveiled the first MacBook Pro; and score a great discount on the iPad mini (or some striking Japanese kitchen knives).

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Owning a professional knife set completes a kitchen and makes whipping up outstanding meals easier than ever. This eight-piece Seido Japanese Master Chef Knife Set, which comes with a gift box, is one of the best you can get. You can grab it for just $99.99, marked down from $249.

Did the iPad mini catch your fancy? Amazon has a killer deal on Apple's smallest tablet, knocking $99 off its retail price. After the discount, you can get the 2021 iPad mini for just $399.99.

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"If I look at myself and ask, 'What am I best at and what do I enjoy most doing?' I think what I'm best at is creating sort of new, innovative products." -- Steve Jobs, 1985.

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