According to Macotakara, a pretty accurate Japanese blog, Apple is now evaluating tiny screens for its rumored smartwatch, dubbed as iWatch by the media. The report claims that Apple is currently testing 1.5 inch OLED screens for their first wearable product.
Apple’s technologies chief Bob Mansfield, who is believed to have particular interest in wearable tech, along with a team of 100+ engineers are reportedly testing 1.5 inch OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) screens.
According to Macotakara, a report by Taiwanese newspaper Economic Times claims Foxconn has recently received initial order volumes of about a thousand units of iWatch and is now gearing up to start trial production.
Report claims that Apple wanted a 1.8″ display for the smartwatch but found it to be a bit on the big side. OLED in important for smaller screen size gadgets because it doesn’t require a backlight which makes it more battery friendly than LCD (Liquid Crystal Display). OLED is also lighter and thinner as compared to LCDs, which is also important for small form-factor gadgets.