Once again, a Korean publication has cited LG as being the exclusive supplier of flexible displays for Apple’s long-anticipated iWatch. This time around, we’re also hearing that the iWatch will come in two different sizes – one with a 1.5-inch screen, and the other with a 1.3-inch display – and the report also notes that Apple is aiming to sell 9 million smart watch devices by the end of the year.
The news comes in a report from Korean publication Naver (via GforGames), which explains that LG is set to be the sole supplier of flexible displays for the so-called “iWatch.” As a reminder, this of course isn’t the first time we’ve heard LG linked with Apple’s smart watch product: back in January, a similar report noted that LG had signed an “exclusive” deal to supply flexible displays for the iWatch, and in October another Korean publication linked LG with Apple’s rumored product.
Last week, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo offered a detailed research note outlining his expectations for Apple’s 2014 products, and concerning the iWatch, he said:
Fashion is the name of the game; most expensive model likely priced at several thousand U.S. dollars. Referring to the rules of the fashion market, we predict the iWatch casing and band will come in various materials. The most expensive model of the iWatch line will carry a price tag of several thousand U.S. dollars.
Kuo also expects the iWatch to feature a sapphire-coated display, multiple biometric sensors, a slim and light design, a built-in NFC chip, and integration with iOS and OS X. On a final note, Kuo added that we should see the product launch in Q3 2014.
We’ll keep you updated with further information as we receive it.
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