Report Says LG Making 9M Flexible iWatch Displays

| News

Apple may be planning on shipping 9 million iWatch smartwatches in 2014, assuming information from insider sources is correct. That figure comes from a report that LG is the only supplier for the flexible displays Apple plans to use, and that it has 9 million on order.

New rumors say LG is making 9 million displays for Apple's iWatchNew rumors say LG is making 9 million displays for Apple's iWatch

Those same sources say that Apple will offer 1.3-inch and 1.5-inch displays on the iWatch, according to G4 Games.

9 million units this year seems far more reasonable than 65 million other reports suggest, especially considering the iWatch isn't expected to ship until later this year. That larger figure was inferred from parts order lists from suppliers.

Pushing out 9 million units in what will amount to a single quarter seems far more plausible than 65 million.

Apple hasn't confirmed that the iWatch is real, although it's very likely the company is working on some form of wearable technology, and it's probably focused on health and fitness. The company has been on a multi-year hiring spree bringing on board experts in health, fitness tracking and wearable tech, ands that's not the sort of thing Apple would do by chance.

What seems clear is that Apple has something in the works, and it's coming this year. What we don't know is exactly what type of wearable device is on the way, or how many units Apple expects to sell -- but 9 million this year seems much more plausible than 65 million.

Comments

ibuck

The company has been on a multi-year hiring spree bringing on board experts in health, fitness tracking and wearable tech,

Apple has a lot of jobs and money hanging on the success of whatever wearable technology they release this year. Probably not a “bet the company” deal, but it does seem that a lot of Apple resources are tied up in it, as some existing products have not been updated in quite a while. Hoping it’s a hit.

CudaBoy

If Apple can make a buck having people strap a huge (1.5” is stupid huge) slab onto their wrist now in 2014 - good luck, go for it. There are enough young people out there that never wore a watch (plus the Apple drones that will buy anything Apple) so maybe it will be intriguing.  Me? No way I’m wearing a watch - not since the 70’s. Health monitoring sounds just as ridiculous as in “who cares?”  It’s like a weatherman - quite redundant to looking out the window. Blood pressure and all that in wearable has been out for eons and nobody cares. Anything health-wise from dumb monitors up to who knows what will have to be sold as “entertainment only” otherwise Apple is risking major lawsuits obviously.  Make that flexible display crack-n-peel so you could stick it anywhere and then talk to me…....

Log-in to comment