Recently, rumours have been circulating the internet about Apple planning to launch the iWatch, a watch with iPhone and iPad-like features. According to the Cupertino firm’s patent application, the iWatch will sport a flexible display and a slap strap. Sadly, we can’t say for certain when to expect the rumoured device or if it will see the light of day. According to Apple’s suppliers, however, the device is coming sooner than you think.
President of Corning Glass Technologies, James Clappin, says to expect the iWatch in three years, Bloomberg reports.
Clappin says, “People are not accustomed to glass you roll up. The ability of people to take it and use it to make a product is limited.”
LG, however, suggests the iWatch is coming sooner than expected. The Korea Times reports, LG Display’s CEO, , telling reporters, “We will be able to release flexible OLED screens for smartphones sometime in the latter half of next year.”
He adds, “Virtually all Apple products have been using our displays and we have gained credibility for technology sophistication and consistent quality. We will start the production of in-cell touch screen LCDs from later this month for the first time in the industry.”
Do you think LG is suggesting the iWatch is coming sooner than expected, or do you think this will be another concept device from Apple that will never land in shelves? Share your opinion through a comment below.