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Apple Reportedly Testing Flexible Displays for Rumored iWatch

by Jacob Kleinman | October 1, 2013October 1, 2013 9:30 am PDT

Will Apple’s long-rumored iWatch feature a flexible screen? Cupertino is rumored to be working on its first smartwatch, recently bringing Nike FuelBand developer Jay Blahnik on board, and according to a new report the iWatch may be worth the wait. Korean site¬†Chosun Ilbo¬†claims the company is testing multiple versions of a bendable display.

The report cites the usual anonymous industry sources, who reveal that Apple is developing a flexible OLED display that could be used in the iWatch design. The company is apparently testing three different screen sizes at 1.3, 1.4 and 1.5 inches. Apple is reportedly leaning towards the largest version, and may already have a prototype of the device, which would still offer a smaller display that Samsung’s Galaxy Gear.

Apple’s South Korean rival may have beaten it to market with the first major smartwatch, but the Galaxy Gear has been panned as a disappointing device that fails to offer a new experience or unique feature separate from what a smartphone already offers. With the iWatch, Apple has a chance to prove it’s still the best innovator out there.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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