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

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.


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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13 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Good LG...

2. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

3. TomTheNerd

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

haha +1

4. deewinc

Posts: 454; Member since: Feb 21, 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.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30780; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30780; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

5. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

ouch.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30780; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

8. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30780; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

10. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 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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