While everyone seems certain that Apple is working on some sort of wearable, exact details on the mysterious ‘iWatch’ remain allusive. Publications like The New York Times have said Apple is working on a watch with a curved glass display, and Tim Cook has hinted that the wrist is “profoundly interesting” for wearables.
The latest rumor on the iWatch is that Apple is developing two sizes: a larger display to market towards men, and a slightly smaller display for women.
David Hsieh of NPD DisplaySearch recently claimed that Apple is working on 1.3-inch and 1.63-inch 320×320 flexible OLED displays for a watch in 2014. At a conference today in Taiwan, Hsieh cited supply chain sources and said Apple is preparing a “1.7-inch OLED display for men’s watches and a 1.3-inch OLED screen for women.” According to the Korea Herald, Hsieh couldn’t confirm if the displays will be flexible.
Yesterday, DisplaySearch claimed that “Apple’s long-rumored TV plans, which were far from concrete anyway, have been put on hold again, possibly to be replaced by a rollout of wearable devices.” Apple’s big TV product (the ‘iTV’, or whatever you want to call it) was rumored to finally arrive later in 2014, but the company’s heightened interest in wearables has reportedly put the project on the back burner.
Source: Korea Herald
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