The Apple Watch just launched seven weeks ago, but people are already speculating what the next generation of wearables is going to look like.
And some early reports say that Apple’s sticking with LG to make displays for the Apple Watch 2.
Apple usually likes to line up deals with multiple suppliers to prevent manufacturing issues, but it appears to be sticking with LG to churn out the plastic-organic light emitting diode (P-OLED) screens for the next watch, MK News reports (via iKream.
LG is already Apple’s sole supplier for the current Watch’s P-OLED displays. The manufacturer is trying to put this tech — which is more flexible and bendier than standard OLEDs — in as many gadgets as possible, including super-thin TVs and its own curved Flex smartphone.
If LG’s screen tech remains prominent, which a continued and exclusive deal with Apple would certainly not hurt, we can expect to have all kinds of crazy, bendy tech coming our way. Imagine a high-definition TV that you can roll up and take with you or a tablet that folds into a laptop. LG is planning these things.
We love living in the future.