The next Apple Watch could have a new technology on your screen that reduces energy consumption and therefore could achieve a significant jump in autonomy, one of the weakest points of the Apple Watch.

After the summer we will see a new iPhone, but we cannot forget that we will also have a new Apple Watch model, both in its normal version and in its Ultra version. There is no talk of changes in the design of the new models, but there has been talk for a long time about the new microLED screens that they will not finally have despite the rumors. This does not mean that there will not be changes in them, because it seems that Apple will change the type of screen, which will continue to be OLED type but will use a new LTPO technology (Low temperature polycrystalline oxide). It is a technology that complicates the manufacturing of the panels, but achieves greater screen efficiency, which can reduce its refresh rate to 1Hz.

Surely that low refresh rate sounds familiar to you, since The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max have this feature, and this is because they already use that type of technology on their screens. When the screen is on but at rest, the refresh rate drops to 1Hz to save battery, so that we can always have the information on the screen while minimizing energy consumption. Apple wants to do this same thing on Apple Watches. This would achieve extra autonomy time that could allow the battery of normal models to be squeezed for up to two days, and for Ultra models for up to three days. It would not be an extraordinary leap in autonomy, but it would be an extra that users will surely appreciate. Or perhaps it will serve to maintain the same autonomy but provide it with new functionalities, something that Apple has accustomed us to happening.