Apple and LG Display close to signing iWatch OLED deal

iwatchYou can’t have a Google watch rumour without an Apple iWatch rumour can you? Well,it sounds like Apple are close to making a deal with LG for the Apple smartwatch screen.

LG Display is apparently close to making a deal with Apple to provide OLED displays for the upcoming iWatch. That’s according to The Korea Herald.

The report also states that RITEK subsidary RiTdisplay will be the other primary display supplier in addition to LG for the smartwatch.

Samsung was also said to have met with Apple over becoming a potential supplier for the iWatch, but discussions between the two companies were reportedly “not productive”. Funny that, given their close relationship (in court).

report back in May stated that Apple had begun sampling 1.5-inch OLED displays from RiTdisplay for the iWatch, as Apple had also hired a senior OLED expert from LG Display this past February.

In August this year word broke that Invatec were putting the fruity wristwear together.

“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,” Seoul-based HMC Investment Securities’ analyst Kim Young-woo said. “Japan Display might also be a candidate, but so far its capacity seems lacking.”

Apple has been long rumored to be working on the iWatch, which is expected to serve as an accessory to the iPhone and other iOS devices, giving users easy at-a-glance access to common functions along with additional biometric integration. not unlike the Samsung Galaxy Gear.

Could we soon be seeing the Liquidmetal iWatch?

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