Watch Screen & Pixels

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by VinylStar, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. VinylStar macrumors newbie

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    The Apple Watch uses an AMOLED screen. Am I correct in my understanding in that the screen's pixels can be separately activated? The Watch looked so cool at night time, as though the watch face was floating on my wrist. There is not 'outline' of the watch screen as distinct to the bezel. It's all seamless and beautiful!
     
  2. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    Correct, each pixel is its own light source. You don't need a backlight for the entire screen like you do for LCDs.
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yep, it's also why the watch UI is primarily black. A black pixel on an OLED screen uses no power.
     
  4. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Yep, it's one reason why a lot of smartphones have been using OLED screens for years.
     
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    It is also the future of TVs.
     
  6. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    We need this on the iPhone. C'mon Jony work your influence on this. I'd love one of these motion faces as my iPhone lock screen. I'm already rocking the jellyfish, but it's not the same as just a static image.

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