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LG near deal to supply flexible OLED displays to Apple for its smartwatch

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LG near deal to supply flexible OLED displays to Apple for its smartwatch
While it might not be the sole source or even the main source of the OLED displays for the device, LG is said to be close to a deal that would have the Korean OEM supply flexible displays to Apple for the rumored iWatch. Published reports have named RiTDisplay out of Taiwan as the main supplier of the glass being used for the smartwatch.

Speculation has Apple testing out three different sized prototypes,1.4 inches, 1.5 inches and 1.6 inches. Besides LG and RiTDisplay, Samsung was another company allegedly approached by Apple to produce the display for the Apple iWatch. But Samsung apparently wanted to keep its production in-house to be used for its own smartwatch, the Samsung Galaxy Gear.

"Instead of relying on one supplier for its iWatch, which will be unveiled next year, Apple will have two vendors to be safe. The key provider will be RiTDisplay and LG Display will be the second. Japan Display might also be a candidate, but so far its capacity seems lacking."-Kim Young-woo, analyst, HMC Investment Securities

While some believe that the Apple iWatch could be launched before the end of the year, rumors of an issue with overheating are making some analysts push back their estimate as to when the device will launch to sometime in 2014. And with some owners of the new Apple iPhone models complaining that their handsets get too hot, that is a problem that cannot be tolerated on a watch that touches the skin. In other words, Apple will have to resolve this issue before iWatch is launched.

source: KoreaHerald via UnwiredView

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posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:13

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2691; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Good LG...

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:14 18

2. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1625; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Dont do it LG, apple will take the screens and then sue you claiming they invented it!!!

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:17 1

3. TomTheNerd (Posts: 67; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


haha +1

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:39 5

4. deewinc (Posts: 158; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Very true, these guyz wait until something is invented then they patent any possible uses of the technology thus preventing the inventors from using it. Samsung played smart this time round and LG shall be in for a huge surprise.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 06:06 1

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 11884; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Oh dude please...c'mon now be realistic.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 08:16 1

11. Finalflash (Posts: 1799; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Everyone does that, for that matter LG does that best. You think they're babies or something, they have a long record of stealing and bullying too. Stop looking out for giant multinationals, they really don't need it.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 11:55

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 11884; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well said FF, as if LG is quiet, and unassuming. +1

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:41

5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2132; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


ouch.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 06:05

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 11884; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lol this doesn't sound like the type of comments you make, but that was a good one. +1

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 06:22 3

8. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1625; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


haha i couldn't resist dark!! Im sorry!!

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 07:04 1

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 11884; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


+1. Funny is funny, and that was funny lol.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 11:39

12. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6579; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Yes LG don't work with any company that BAN PRODUCTS. Plus u still need to put out your OWN SMART watch. remember your smart watch phone from early 2000 that was a nice watch phone

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 07:14

10. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


I understand it's a good business move for LG to sell their tech to Apple. But, if I was LG, I would come out with a smartwatch first, with my flexible screens....before I sale to Apple. Going off of pass events....I would say it's not to hard to believe Apple claiming they invented it and turning around and suing LG if they ever decided to make a watch with a curved screen.

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