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iWatch could have flexible display as Apple reportedly places order with LG

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The heavily rumoured Apple Watch could feature a flexible display, according to reports Apple has just placed a large order with LG.

The iWatch could follow in the footsteps of the Samsung Gear Fit and feature a curved display if the latest reports are correct.

According to numerous Korean news sources, Apple has placed an order with LG for around 12 million flexible OLED display units, akin to those used in the LG G Flex.

This should help the iWatch be a more comfortable fit for your wrist when it is launched supposedly later this year.

It looks like LG could be the sole supplier for the iWatch display components, which could be quite the lucrative deal for the South Korean electronics giant.

The move could be due to the problems between Apple and Samsung, which usually provides the components for iPhone devices. Although it could be that LG’s display technology is just better than that of Samsung’s, but we doubt we’ll find out either way.

Samsung is the first to demonstrate its ability to tailor flexible display technology to a range of screen sizes, from the Samsung Galaxy Round down to the new Gear Fit healthcare accessory, which features a 1.85-inch 432 x 128p curved AMOLED display.

LG has recently outlined its plans to scale its flexible displays within this year though, which would make them prime for the wearable market.

In March, LG revealed its new process for plastic substrate flexible OLED materials, which would extend the life of LED components.

The iWatch itself is expected to launch with a screen size somewhere in the region of 1.3- and 1.5-inches. There have been rumours Apple may launch two different sizes to make sure the iWatch appeals to both male and female watch wearers.

Production of the iWatch has been tipped to start in July for a September launch and release alongside the iPhone 6.

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Via: Display Central

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