Report: Apple iWatch to undergo mass production in 2H 2014 with flexible AMOLED display

Report: Apple iWatch to undergo mass production in 2H 2014 with flexible AMOLED display
A published report out of China hints that the Apple iWatch will finally start rolling off the assembly line in the second half of 2014. The timepiece will be equipped with a flexible AMOLED screen and 3D protective glass. It will employ silver nanowire touchscreen technology from TPK. The report states that the latter has entered into a partnership with Japan's Nissha Printing to develop the nanowire and will start production of the panels in April with an initial capacity of 2 million panels a month.

It has been suggested in various reports that a flexible screen would help the iWatch fit better on the wrist. And  TPK has been a supplier of panels to Apple in the past. But as with any report of this nature that reveals information without any semblance of evidence, we suggest that you remain skeptical and take the report with a grain of salt.

While Apple CEO Tim Cook has hinted about some new products for 2014, among which undoubtedly will be the Apple iWatch, the Cupertino based tech titan has its veil of secrecy, for which it is well known, in effect. Of course you never know when someone testing the device just might stumble out of a bar, leaving a prototype on the floor.

One important note for Apple. The longer it takes for the iWatch to actually launch, the higher the expectations are from a public that already is expecting a category-buster from the tech giant.

source: ChinaTimes (translated), DigiTimes, 9to5Mac via BGR

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10 Comments

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Apple making it perfect..

8. Jayshmay

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 27, 2011

Above commenter is an Apple cult member and zombie!

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed Kishin. iWatch = smart watch done rite. #8 is a typical fandroid hater.

2. silver91342 unregistered

Count down for being sued by Samsung for AMOLED screen, IN 3...2...

3. kryme

Posts: 468; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

huh...

4. silver91342 unregistered

Samsung has a ton of patents on AMOLED screens. They have using them since the first Galaxy S.

6. JMartin22

Posts: 2327; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Yet, it would probably be invalidated, all the while, Apple runs victory laps in court over whether or not a phone has rounded corners or something dumb like pinch to zoom lol.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

U hope so

5. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

ya this isn't true...

7. Jayshmay

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 27, 2011

Samsung and LG are the only companies who have flexible display technology, Samsung still hasn't come out with any products under the Youm brand. I really don't think Samsung will let Apple use the flexible tech before they do.

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