Apple Watch 2 Could be Thinner Due to ‘One Glass Solution’ Display Technology

Aside from other rumored hardware improvements, a second-generation Apple Watch should ditch the current Glass on Glass (G/G) Retina touchscreen and replace it with a thinner and lighter display based on so-called One Glass Solution (OGS) screen technology, according to Apple supplier TPK Holding cited Friday by Taiwan’s infamous hit-and-miss trade publication DigiTimes.

Because OGS eliminates a layer, adopting the technology should help the Apple Watch 2 conserve space and potentially even accommodate a larger battery.
“The large loss for the second quarter was mainly because touch panel orders for iPhones continued to decrease, and Apple will change touch panel technology from G/G to OGS (one glass solution) in the new Apple Watch to be launched in the second half of 2016, TPK said. The change in touch panel technology involved unexpected technological difficulties and therefore yield rates for OGS touch panels were much lower than expected, TPK explained.”
As far as rumors go, the Apple Watch 2 is expected to be thinner this time around, and it could include cellular-connectivity as well. It was also rumored recently that Apple would drop OLED technology for the display in a future version of the Apple Watch, and instead switch to micro-LED technology. Most recently, though, it was reported that the Apple Watch 2 would begin shipping in September or October of this year.

So what do you think ? 


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