“According to Taiwan’s Economic Daily, Apple will make the iWatch available in three main variants. The first one will pack a 1.6-inch display, while the second and third models will sport a 1.8-inch panel,” Matei reports. “Reportedly, the main difference between the two 1.8-inch units is that one of them will make use of sapphire glass for its display.”
“Tthe same source suggests that all three iWatches will be released in the third quarter of the year,” Matei reports. “All three iWatches… will make use of next-gen touch sensors supplied by none other than TPK. The new technology replaces indium tin oxide with silver nanowire ink, as the material in question much better conductive properties than its alternative. As such, by using silver nanowire-based touch films Apple will be able to fit its products with sapphire glass, without having to add extra sensors for accurately determining touch location. You should also know that silver nanowire films are flexible, which would allow Apple to use LG’s flexible OLED displays, [as] rumored not long ago.”
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