It has been a couple of weeks since we heard of any drool-worthy rumors concerning Apple’s smartwatch, which is being called the iWatch at the moment. We recently heard rumors of Apple facing manufacturing issues with the device as well as its expected pricing and availability. Today, we’re hearing some new interesting rumors surrounding the iWatch, which includes its display technology and screen size.
Today’s rumors originate from Korea’s Chosun Ilbo as they claim Apple’s iWatch will have a flexible OLED display and prototypes including three different display sizes, specifically devices with a 1.3″, 1.4″ and 1.5″ displays, are currently being tested. According to to Chosun Ilbo’s sources, a prototype 1.5-inch device has already been made, although its actual release date is still unknown at this time.
Samsung announced its Galaxy Gear a few weeks ago, although the device has a normal display. Having a smartwatch with a flexible screen would certainly turn a lot of heads, especially if Apple can offer a user experience equal to what iOS users have been experiencing over the years. As usual with the majority of rumors you hear, take this one with a grain of salt until there’s either better proof of Apple using flexible OLEDs for its iWatch, or until the company makes their official announcement.
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