Amidst growing concerns about iPhone 15 heating issues, tech giant Apple now faces another complication regarding its Watch Ultra 2 series. Users of the smartwatch have raised concerns about the display being rather difficult to read in low-light conditions. These complaints have originated from users on Apple Community forums and Reddit, asserting that the displays are getting extraordinarily dim in dark settings to a point where they can't interpret the displayed information.
Hardware or Software: The Culprit Behind The Issue
While some users believe that the problem lies in the device's hardware, there are contrary speculations suggesting it to be software related. Reports have emerged of users from the first-generation Watch Ultra encountering similar issues. This suggests that the problem could likely stem from the recent WatchOS 10 update, which Apple rolled out in September. This issue appears to be particularly noticeable when users transition from a brightly-lit environment to one with low lighting. The display problem is reportedly prevalent on watch faces like the Wayfinder and Ultra Modular, specifically on models that have been updated to watchOS 10.0.1 and watchOS 10.0.2.
Apple Acknowledges Issue; Promises Software Rectification
Apple is reported to be taking cognizance of these user complaints, indicating that a software update might be in the pipeline to rectify the problem. This comes on the back of introducing the Watch Ultra 2 with ostensible hardware upgrades last month. One of the most notable updates to the design is a brighter display with a brightness rating of up to 3,000 nits, the highest seen on any Apple smartwatch so far. The display also successfully dims to a lowly 1 nit to support usage in darker environments.
Apart from the innovative display, the company enhanced the Apple Watch Ultra 2's battery life as well. Sustaining the same 542mAh battery, the timepiece can now withstand up to 72 hours on low-power mode on a solitary charge. In a leap towards ensuring sustainability, Apple has incorporated 95% recycled titanium for the watch's casing.