Apple mulling three flexible display sizes for its iWatch, 1.5” prototype already in the lab

Apple mulling three flexible display sizes for its iWatch, 1.5” prototype already in the lab
Apple is apparently testing flexible OLED displays in various sizes for its upcoming iWatch accessory, Korean media reports, which means that the maker of those screens is either Samsung, or, more likely, LG, given that both companies can make bendable OLEDs now.

Yields for this technology are rather low, however, which explains why we still haven't been able to see phones with flexible screens outside of few YOUM prototypes Samsung already showed back at CES.

According to the publication, right now Apple is mulling 1.3", 1.4" and 1.5" sizes, and "a prototype of the 1.5-inch has already been made," mentioned the sources. The iWatch is meant to be an accessory for your iOS gadgets that is developed in cooperation with fitness and health experts, so its functionality is expected to be much broader than simple content notifications and Siri voice control shenanigans.



1. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

It's nice to see a company that takes it time to produce a perfect device . Size, look and the smoothness of a operating system. I can't wait for it.

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Yeah, 2010 takes super long to finish for Apple, but at least they are utilizing WebOS & Android inventions and Samsung 64bit chips & flexible displays that coincidentally go into production this month.

8. HansGoneInsane unregistered

No. You are wrong.

12. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

You are right, it's a good thing Steve Jobs was on the Google board so he had access to the company's trade secrets to create the first iPhone and iPhone OS. As for the A7, it is no more Samsung's, who couldn't even legally design a chip like the A7, than the Snapdragon 800 is TSMC's. Flexible OLED? Since Samsung neither invented current OLED tech (Universal Display and others) nor were they first with flexible OLED (Sony and various research institutions), then I guess Samsung is just as lame as Apple, in your eyes?

9. HansGoneInsane unregistered

I totally agree. Its worth spending some time longer in order to provide one's customers a superior product. Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch looks like a stone on my one's wrist that has only power for 10h. LOL. Some companies still haven't understood yet how to make great products.

19. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

nope the gear look premium to me that why I bought it. if the iWatch is nice I would buy it too. I have Sony smart watch 1, hot watch and agent watch on the way. Smart watch 2 if good I would buy it too.

10. willard12 unregistered

Yes, it produces a perfect device. So, what version of IOS 7 are we on over the last 4 days?

14. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

What percentage of Android handsets are on 4.3, which is two months old?

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Don't play that card bud. -Sent from S3 running 4.3


Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

like they slapped together the rushed mini with pathetic 1024x768 display, and the ipad 1, and all the S hits? please... apple rushes just like everyone else, they are rushing here too, just apples move like worms...

3. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Where's my pipboy 3000? I want like 2 or 3 inches.

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Fallout reference! +1

4. oOps..

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

tooo wide

5. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

sounds like a wake up call

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Where's Apple logo?


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

They have not patented that yet.

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They have a lot of patents on it already. Google is your friend.

11. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

I'm sure it would be better than any smartwatch out there!

15. Tinker-Bell

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

It's Tim cook we re talking lol

20. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

except it cant be because it will need a smartphone to work...

22. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

apple or not... that thing is MO-FUGLYYYY

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.