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NewsPoster May 20, 2013 05:19 PM
1.5-inch OLED screens being tested for Apple smartwatch, rumor says
Apple is testing 1.5-inch OLED touchscreens for use in its <a href=" echnology/">upcoming smartwatch</a>, claims Taiwanese publication the <em>Economic Daily News</em>. Apple is in fact said to have tried 1.8-inch screens, but judged that they were too big. The 1.5-inch panels are <a href="">reportedly</a> being manufactured by Taiwan's RiTdisplay, and use one-glass-solution touch sensors, which should allow Apple to keep the watch thin.<br /><br />The <em>Daily News</em> <a href="" rel='nofollow'>adds</a> that Foxconn has already received orders to manufacture an Apple watch, but only for a "small-scale trial production." That initial effort is expected to cap out at 1,000 units. If there are no problems however, it could theoretically be followed by full-scale production, particularly if Apple is aiming to release the watch around September as some rumors have suggested.<br />
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Several major technology companies are delving into wearable computing. While Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung are believed to be going the watch route, Google is pursuing heads-up displays through its Glass project. If Apple ships a watch in September, it will still beat Google to market in terms of non-testbed hardware.
iphonerulez May 21, 2013 11:32 AM
But Samsung's watches will be using 3" displays because Droid-heads always need bigger displays to see twice as much information as the next guy.
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