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iWatch said to feature flexible display made of synthetic sapphire

Sep 5 2014, 1:35am CDT | by , in Rumors | Apple

iWatch said to feature flexible display made of synthetic sapphire
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Apple's first wearable will feature a flexible display made from synthetic sapphire.

According to Brian Chen of the New York Times, Apple's first wearable will feature a flexible display made of synthetic sapphire. This corroborates earlier reports that Apple is investing over $700 million to mass-produce sapphire. Albeit expensive, sapphire is said to be stronger than glass - a potent solution for Apple.

But perhaps the most interesting part of the report is the iWatch's display which is allegedly flexible. Last year, it was rumored that Apple is toying with the idea of using flexible displays for its iWatch. Apple declined to comment on the report.

 

Sources told the Times that Apple's smartwatch will be the company's most ambitious project to date. Apple has invested an enormous amount of time and money into the wearable, which will ship next year.

It will be more accurate than other fitness trackers in the market, the report said. In addition, the iWatch is expected to support wireless charging. Apple even tried using solar charging, but the experiment reportedly flopped. 

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