Apple Said to Order 9 Million Flexible iWatch Displays from LG

LG and the iWatch are often mentioned together when it comes to rumours about Apple’s wearable computing device. A new report from Korea (via GForGames) suggests that only LG will provide Apple with the flexible displays for the iWatch. This, however, is a rather interesting and unlikely move from Apple.


According to sources familiar with the matter, the iWatch will come in two sizes, 1.3 inches and 1.5 inches, and Apple plans to sell 9 million iWatch units, which is significantly lower than the 65 million suggested by Digitimes sources.

As earlier rumours have suggested, Apple will use batteries provided by LG Chem, Samsung SDI, and Tianjin Lishen Battery with the iWatch. Rumours of the Apple smartwatch have been persistent lately and indicate a third quarter launch, at least according to multiple sources.

The iWatch is also rumoured to feature multiple sensors and the ability to track multiple types of health-related data in connection with the also-rumoured Healthbook app, which is said to launch with iOS 8. One notable fact, though: A UV light exposure sensor was unveiled by the Texas-based Silicon labs, a sensor that is ideal for activity-tracking wrist and arm bands, smartwatches, and smartphones.