LG Again Rumored to be Sole Supplier of Flexible Displays for iWatch

LG will be the sole supplier for flexible displays to be used in the iWatch as Apple looks to launch the device later this year in two sizes, according to a report from Korea's Naver [Google Translate, via GforGames].

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iWatch concept by Todd Hamilton, based on the Nike FuelBand

The report notes that Apple is targeting to sell 9 million iWatch units by the end of the year with LG's collaboration, as the device itself will be released in September. The report also claimed that the iWatch will come in two different sizes of 1.3 inches and 1.5 inches, which falls in line with previous reports about the smartwatch.

In February, a report from Korean publication Digital Daily shared similar details, noting also that LG would be the sole supplier of the panels for the iWatch, and that the Korean company would start mass production of the flexible displays starting in July 2014. Apple was rumored to have selected LG's panels because they were thin, light and provided adequate brightness with minimal power consumption; characteristics that the company is said to have been pursuing for the device's display.

In addition to being released in two separate sizes and featuring a flexible display, the iWatch is also rumored to come with a multitude of biometric sensors and include integration with the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. In a research note last week, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi also estimated that Apple will release the iWatch at multiple price points and in a variety of materials, with the highest-end selling for thousands of dollars.

Apple is expected to reveal the iWatch later this year alongside iOS 8 and the iPhone 6.

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Top Rated Comments

doqo Avatar
133 months ago
All this iwatch talk is really telling. This is going to happen. We all would insist to be notified at WWDC but it certainly won't be surprised on us till toward the holiday season.

I for one welcome out new furtistic handcuffs.

What a crazy time we live in. :eek:

It's definitely going to happen, Siri told me so.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
horace528 Avatar
133 months ago
Good Guy LG. Always in the back, providing materials.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SHNXX Avatar
133 months ago
So you work for Apple and know what future products Apple will be releasing? Wonder which NDA you broke to say this.

/sarcasm

Seriously no one Apart from Apple themselves know what future products Apple will release. We can only guess based on the rumours. If any non Apple employee claims they know then they are lying or mixing up rumour with fact.

haha relax. this is a mac RUMORS website.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
attila Avatar
133 months ago
Would there really be a point to having 2 models that are only .2 inches different size? Just wondering.

That's what she said!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zxxv Avatar
133 months ago
So you work for Apple and know what future products Apple will be releasing? Wonder which NDA you broke to say this.

/sarcasm

Seriously no one Apart from Apple themselves know what future products Apple will release. We can only guess based on the rumours. If any non Apple employee claims they know then they are lying or mixing up rumour with fact.

iWatch is coming cause my iPhone autocorrects iwatch to iWatch :D
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boss1 Avatar
133 months ago
Wrists aren't round
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