LG to Supply Apple Watch Displays, Apple Aiming to Sell 50 Million Units in 2015

LG Display will supply the AMOLED displays for the Apple Watch when it launches in 2015, reports Digitimes. According to the report, Apple is also expecting to ship five million units of the wearable device a month, and is aiming to sell more than 50 million Apple Watches in 2015.

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Apple was also said to be in talks with Samsung to provide AMOLED panels for the device, however the company ultimately decided that all displays for its smartwatch would come from LG. The news is similar to a report last October from The Korea Herald, which noted that Apple was close to striking a deal with LG to supply panels for its wearable after talks with Samsung were said to be "not productive."

The Apple Watch will begin shipping in early 2015 and come in two sizes of 38mm and 42mm (1.5 and 1.7 inches), with six available casing materials and six different bands. The Apple Watch will be also organized into three editions, including the entry-level Apple Watch Sport collection, the stainless-steel Apple Watch collection, and the high-end luxury Apple Watch Edition collection. Pricing will start at $349.

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63 months ago
They won't sell 50 million watches, no chance.

More like 5-10 million.
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63 months ago

Actually not a big number. They should have a 500 million iPhone installed base by then worldwide. I think its currently at around 300 million. If only 10% of their installed iPhone base buy..( quite a low expectation), they have hit their target.

I think its a very conservative estimate.


10% of iPhone users buying smart watches? I doubt that. But I don't think Apple is one to inflate numbers. So maybe.
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63 months ago
First generation iPhone sales in its first year? ~6 million

First generation iPad sales in its first year? ~15 million

First generation iWatch sales in its first year being 50 million? Nope.
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63 months ago

Perhaps Digitimes messed up their numbers.


Digitimes inaccurate?! That's unpossible!
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63 months ago

They won't sell 50 million watches, no chance.

More like 5-10 million.


dunno, I want one, and I don't really know why.
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63 months ago

I agree with what you say about price, but it will be selling for less than $349 starting at launch.

What no one seems to be talking about is that Apple dropped the price of the iPhone 6 by $300. It's just that Apple is a master at hiding discounts on its products. So no one realizes it.

All four U.S. carriers are offering $200 off for trading in an iPhone 4 or greater. The 64GB model is now $100 less than last year. That comes to $300.

I say that with carefully hidden discounts it will be $199 at launch.


Not sure if stupid or troll.
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63 months ago

Actually not a big number. They should have a 500 million iPhone installed base by then worldwide. I think its currently at around 300 million. If only 10% of their installed iPhone base buy..( quite a low expectation), they have hit their target.

I think its a very conservative estimate.


The watch only supports pairing with iPhone 5 or later, so would require a higher percentage of users to reach the target.
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63 months ago
50 million? No chance. Not with it only working with iPhone, and not at that price.
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63 months ago
Hooray for blue washout colours and constant ghosting!!
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63 months ago
Do we really think that Apple will sell 50 million of a first-gen product in less than a year? I'm kind of dubious, though with Apple it is certainly possible. Perhaps Digitimes messed up their numbers.
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