10 times thinner than LCDs, new EL (Electro Luminescent) displays are promising to make future wristwatches something of a second skin. This low power consumption prototype from Pelikon is flexible enough to do it but not without some drawbacks. So far, these displays have a shorter lifespan, are not particularly tough and due to limited brightness, aren’t suitable for viewing in direct sunlight. Currently being used for indoor applications like remote controls, the technology definitely shows some promise.
Latest reports are suggesting that the iWatch has already entered production ahead of a fall release.