Apple testing 1.5-inch display for iWatch, claims report
A couple of tidbits making the rounds Monday suggest that development of Apple's so-called iWatch is ticking ahead.
Apple may be checking out displays for its much-rumored smartwatch.
The company has reportedly been examining 1.5-inch OLED screens built by Ritek subsidiary RiTdisplay, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of display panels, according to Taiwanese news source Economic Times. Apple reportedly was initially eyeing a 1.8-inch display but felt that was too large and switched to a 1.5-inch size.
CNET contacted Apple for comment and will update the story if the company responds.
RitFast, a joint venture between Ritek and Taiwan's YoungFast, would supply the touch technology for the so-called iWatch, the Economic Times added.
Another story from the Economic Times claims that Apple supplier Foxconn has already received 1,000 orders for the iWatch. But such a small order is simply a trial run, with mass production still a ways off.
As always, these tidbits fall strictly into the rumor stage. Reports have surfaced that, but the company has been mum about the possibility of such a product.