We’ve heard the rumours and the patent application, suggesting Apple is planning to launch the iWatch sporting a slap strap and a flexible display. The timepiece is said to have features borrowed from the iPhone and iPad. However, there’s still no indication from the Cupertino firm when to expect this rumoured device.
Bloomberg reports, James Clappin, president of Corning Glass Technologies, told reporters in Beijing, “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.”
He also said that, although their flexible glass will be available this year, he expects the iWatch to be available in the next three years.
However, another Apple supplier suggests that flexible screens for smartphones and presumably the iWatch will be available this year. Speaking to reporters, Han Sang-beom, LG Display’s CEO, said, “We will be able to release flexible OLED screens for smartphones sometime in the latter half of next year,” The Korea Times reports.
Han 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.”
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