Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 05:59 am PT (08:59 am ET)
Apple's rumored 'iWatch' said to have different screen sizes for men, womenApple's widely rumored entry into the wearable device category will feature an OLED display and come in two screen sizes — 1.7 inches for men and 1.3 inches for women — according to one industry analyst.
AppleInsider was first to discover an Apple patent filing describing a watch design with flexible display.
David Hsieh, head of the the greater China market for supply chain analysis firm DisplaySearch, cited sources inside Apple when sharing the information at an industry conference in Taiwan on Wednesday, according to The Korea Herald. Hsieh is well-connected in the display industry and has a history of accurately predicting Apple's moves in the field.
An October report from the same publication suggested that South Korean electronics giant LG was nearing an agreement to supply OLED displays for Apple's so-called "iWatch." If true, it would mark Apple's first use of the relatively new display technology.
Rumors of a wearable device from the Cupertino, Calif.-based company have been circulating for years, and have picked up significantly in 2013. Apple is said to have a team of more than 100 employees working on the project, and has snapped up industry experts in fashion, wearable devices, and fitness throughout the year.
The "iWatch" is rumored to carry a wide array of biometric sensors, and many believe it will function as a stand-alone product, rather than be dependent upon another Apple device in the way Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is. Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in May that he expects the "iWatch" to hit shelves in the second half of 2014.
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