Apple may be checking out displays for its much-rumored smartwatch.
The company has reportedly been examining 1.5-inch OLED screens built by Ritek subsidiary RiTdisplay, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of display panels, according to Taiwanese news source Economic Times. Apple reportedly was initially eyeing a 1.8-inch display but felt that was too large and switched to a 1.5-inch size.
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RitFast, a joint venture between Ritek and Taiwan's YoungFast, would supply the touch technology for the so-called iWatch, the Economic Times added.
Another story from the Economic Times claims that Apple supplier Foxconn has already received 1,000 orders for the iWatch. But such a small order is simply a trial run, with mass production still a ways off.
As always, these tidbits fall strictly into the rumor stage. Reports have surfaced that Apple could unveil an iWatch this year, but the company has been mum about the possibility of such a product.