An Apple Watch Series 9 displays the app screen.

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  • A new report claims Apple has ended its initiative to develop MicroLED smartwatch displays in-house.
  • Apple reportedly canceled the project after finding the displays too complex and costly to develop.
  • In-house MicroLED displays would have allowed Apple to decrease its reliance on suppliers like Samsung.

Rumors have suggested that Apple was internally preparing MicroLED displays for its future smartwatches, like the Apple Watch X. However, that possibility appears to have ended as a new report claims the Cupertino firm has shut down development.

According to Bloomberg, Apple has reportedly halted its work on smartwatch MicroLED screens. It appears this decision was made around the same time the company decided to give up on its self-driving car, which was reported on back in late February.