Ever since Patently Apple reported on Apple’s iWatch patent, rumors of it coming to market at neck breaking speeds have never ceased. In a February report we noted that Apple was building a medical team and presented details behind a new medical related patent that surfaced in Europe from an engineer that patented a financial system for Apple. So there’s evidence of some kind of wearable computer in the works at Apple that may have medical related applications associated with it. Yet beyond that, the mystery project is being fueled by no more than speculation and rumor. Today, another rumor has surfaced noting that Apple’s future iWatch may use 3D protective glass and much more.
According to a new DigiTimes report, “Rumors are spreading in the market that Taiwan-based touch panel maker TPK has entered the supply chain for iWatch, the reported name of a smartwatch Apple is expected to release in 2014.
Additionally, the China Times has also reported rumors that TPK has entered the iWatch supply chain but is unlikely to start mass production until the second half of 2014.
The report said the iWatch will come equipped with a flexible AMOLED display and 3D protective glass. The rumors also speculated that the iWatch will use silver nanowire touch screen technology developed by TPK in conjunction with Japan-based Nissha Printing.”
Via Patently Apple.