An Apple iWatch Could Appear by Christmas 2014
A prominent mobile product designer and wearable tech software expert recently predicted that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will enter the smartwatch market by next year’s holiday season. Koru CEO Christian Lindholm made the prediction during a slideshow presentation on Friday, reports GigaOM. Koru is a wearable tech software company based in Finland.
“We’ll experience a ﬂood of wearables in 2014,” said Lindholm, according to a presentation transcript provided by Koru. “The most hotly anticipated entries will be by Apple and LG, based on curved displays. Expect to see these for Christmas 2014.”
A recently published patent uncovered by Patently Apple earlier this month revealed that Apple has developed a new type of OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display technology that may help resolve some of the known problems with typical OLED displays. OLED displays are considered ideal for curved wearable tech products since they can be fabricated on thin, flexible plastic substrates. Corning (NYSE:GLW), the manufacturer of the Gorilla Glass that is used in Apple’s iPads and iPhones, has also developed a flexible glass product known as Willow Glass that could be incorporated into a curved iWatch.