iWatch Rumors Proliferate Ahead of Launch

Rumors, deliberately planted or otherwise, are proliferating as the expected launch of Apple's iWatch approaches.

Reports now say it will have a smaller display than Samsung's Galaxy Gear. Market research firm NPD Display Search predicted on Wednesday that Apple is likely to choose either a 1.3-inch or 1.6-inch active-matrix AMOLED display for the iWatch.

The Galaxy Gear sports a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display.

The electronics industry predicts that the iWatch will be lighter as it uses a flexible plastic OLED.

Meanwhile, market researcher DisplaySearch also forecast that iPhone 6 may have a 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch screen.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 16, 2014 12:47 KST