Apple seems to be testing 1.5 inch OLED displays lately which are presumed to be of iWatch says the Taiwan’s Economic Times. The company has been working with RiT which is a subsidiary of RITEK. According to the Economic Times Taiwan, the technology used is called RiTFast and it will be used Apple’s new iWatch.
Since the news of Apple entering into smartwatch business, other smartphone giants have also decided to lay their feet into the business, announcing to come up with the similar device. Companies like Google, Microsoft, LG and Samsung along with Apple are all anticipated to be entering into a business potentially of $6 billion. One report also came out earlier this year forecasting the shipment of over 1.2 million smartwatches this year.
Originally Apple wanted to put in 1.8 inch screen but then in December 2012 the company changed the idea to 1.5 inch screen as the former was way too big for a watch. Rumor has it that Apple has already placed an order of 1000 units with Foxconn just to initiate a small scale trial of iWatch.
Bloomberg earlier this year cited that almost 100 engineers are working on Apple’s smartwatch. But planning to release iWatch this year while Apple is still just testing the device’s screen does not sound good. The company is trying to rush things to come up with something innovative as it desperately needs to keep its mojo.