See Apple Watch’s Retina display pixels under magnification

“All these images were made on an Olympus stereomicroscope with an old Canon 1D Mk III camera used for imaging,” Bryan William Jones writes for Jonesblog. “Its also important to note that these images were made from the 42mm Apple Watch which has a resolution of 312 x 390 pixels, at approximately 326 pixels per inch which is at a slightly different resolution and pixel size than the smaller Apple Watch model.

“The Apple Watch pixels look very different from the iPhone pixels. This may be because the Apple Watch display is an AMOLED screen,” Jones writes. “But what surprised me was the actual pixel imaging sites are quite small in comparison to previous pixels in say, the iPhone. This may have something to do with reducing the current load in a device that is very power sensitive.”

Apple Watch pixels (phot0: Bryan William Jones)
Apple Watch pixels (phot0: Bryan William Jones)

“The other item of interest for me, and I think the biggest advancement for wearables aside from the Taptic Engine is the capacitive component or pressure sensitive, touch screen component of the display which I revealed through a bright indirect fiber optic light illumination,” Jones writes. ” You can see the contact elements as orange dots over the red, green and blue sub pixels.”

Apple Watch pixels with orange Force Touch contact elements (photo: Bryan William Jones)
Apple Watch pixels with orange Force Touch contact elements (photo: Bryan William Jones)

More info and photos in the full article here.

[Attribution: 9to5Mac. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


      1. Behind-the-screen sensor explains why iPhone 6s thickness will increase by 0.2 mm.

        (There will be no haptic feedback, though; it is much thicker and does not make a lot of sense for a phone.)

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