Printed from http://www.electronista.com

LG Display close to deal to produce displays for Apple iWatch

updated 11:03 am EDT, Tue October 29, 2013

Talks with Samsung were 'not productive'

LG Display is nearing a deal to provide OLED displays for Apple's iWatch, according to a Korean report. The Korea Herald adds that a RITEK subsidiary, RiTdisplay, will also be supplying OLEDs. HMC Investment Securities analyst Kim Young-woo in fact characterizes RiTdisplay as the main supplier, with LG serving as a secondary partner "to be safe." Left out of the equation is Samsung, which is reported to have met with Apple regarding iWatch screens but made no progress in negotiations.

The iWatch is generally expected to ship sometime in 2014. By the time it arrives, it may be facing competition from the likes of Samsung, Google, and Microsoft, all of whom have or are already working on smartwatches. The possible features of Apple's device are still shrouded in secrecy, but are rumored to focus on music playback control and notification support for nearby iPhones and iPads, plus an array of health and fitness sensors. It may also include one or more cameras, and allow iPhone owners to make calls without reaching into their pocket.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. coffeetime

    Junior Member

    Joined: 11-15-06

    That's why Samsung was so eager to get their "Gear" watch out so quickly. They knew this ahead of time and wanting to beat Apple. Apple's thin and flexible watch will put Samsung's 1" thick watch to shame.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S 5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 might be the phone that Android users have been craving for some time. Information coming out of Mobile World Co ...

STM Trust technology bag

The search for a good messenger bag that doubles as a laptop bag is something many travelers find themselves facing at least once. Bet ...

PenClic Bluetooth mouse

Windows 8 aside, computer users have been trained that a mouse is the proper way to navigate through the desktop for many years now. T ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News