LG To Be Sole Supplier Of Flexible Displays For iWatch [Rumor]

(Photo: Fuse Chicken)

(Photo: Fuse Chicken)

Apple has chosen LG as its sole supplier for flexible displays to be used in the iWatch, according to a new report coming out of Korea.

The report suggests that Apple is aiming to sell 9 million iWatch units by the end of 2014, that the device will be launched in September, and that the iWatch will come in two different sizes (1.3 inches and 1.5 inches).

This isn’t the first time LG has been linked to Apple’s long-awaited iWatch. A report in January suggested that LG would be the sole supplier of the panels for the iWatch, using the same curved OLED display technology LG debuted with its G Flex smartphone.

Apple is said to have chosen LG as its manufacturing partner because LG’s panels are light, thin and provide suitable brightness with minimal power consumption.

The iWatch is heavily rumored to feature a number of different biometric sensors, such as a smart pedometer recently patented by Apple.

It has been suggested that the iWatch will be released at multiple price points, with the highest-end, ultra-luxurious model selling for thousands of dollars.

  • Gregory

    Why is that iWatch running iOS 6? Haha #fail.

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