According to The Korea Herald, LG Display is reportedly close to a deal with Apple to provide OLED displays for the upcoming iWatch. The report also mentions that RITEK subsidiary, RiTdisplay will likely be the other primary display supplier in addition to LG for the smart watch. Other companies such as Samsung were said to have met with Apple over becoming a potential supplier for the device but discussions between the two companies were reportedly “not productive.” A previous report stated that Apple had begun sampling 1.5-inch OLED displays from RiTdisplay for the iWatch as Apple also hired a senior OLED expert from LG Display this past February. Analyst Kim Young-woo mentioned the following regarding the matter:
Instead of relying on one supplier for its iWatch, which will be unveiled next year, Apple will have two vendors to be safe. The key provider will be RiTDisplay and LG Display will be the second. Japan Display might also be a candidate, but so far its capacity seems lacking.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens next.
Source: The Korea Herald via Unwired View