There have been several rumors that suggest that Apple will use sapphire glass display instead of Gorilla Glass either in the next generation iPhone or its rumored iWatch that are expected to launched later this year. Sapphire is much tougher than other types of glasses, and is very less likely to scratch.
Earlier this month, a crazy rumor predicted that a new version of Apple’s EarPods will come with inbuilt Heart Rate and Blood Pressure sensors, but that rumor was found to be a hoax. LG however is turning this rumor into reality with its Heart Rate Earphones, that were originally introduced in January at CES.
I didn’t get the utility of a device with a curved display. Many of you also wondered the same thing when we reported over the weekend that Apple was working on 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones with curved displays.
The idea of a curved iWatch from Apple landing in 2014 is not as far-fetched as it may appear. According to Reuters, Apple smartphone competitor and LCD supplier LG is working on a flexible, curved display for smartphones. Though details on the company’s smartphone is sparse, it is supposedly mass producing the curved displays now in preparation for a November launch.
As awesome as AirPlay is, it does have that teeny weeny little flaw—it’s proprietary to Apple. Now, wouldn’t it be great to have something like AirPlay that could run on TVs, set-top boxes, or Internet-connected home theaters that gave the same easy discoverability and even more features (like letting a TV launch an app on your phone)? That’s way the open-protocol DIAL is shooting for and they have some pretty big backers in YouTube and Netflix.