Apple declined from Samsung displays for Apple Watch and chose the flexible AMOLED-panel LG




According to Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes, Apple refused to use the displays made by Samsung in hours Apple Watch. This is indicated by the fact that the Californian giant is not sent to the Korean partners and competitors so-called “request for price» (RFQ), which is a standard procedure to suppliers of components for sale.


The publication states that “apple” hours generally will not be used matrix Samsung. They replaced the products of the company LG Display, which will be the sole supplier of panels for Apple Watch. We are talking about the curved screen with a diagonal 38 and 42 mm, made by technology AMOLED. It is believed that the failure of the services associated with the Samsung patent dispute between the two parties. Apple has begun reducing orders for displays competitor for its products in favor of LG again in 2012.

AMOLED screens and provides the flexibility to reduce power consumption, so this move Apple justified and from a technological point of view. However, this does not mean that the technology in the future will be used in other products on the platform iOS, emphasizes the source. It is reported that the Cupertino-based corporation expects to realize in 2015 more than 50 million Apple Watch.

After the announcement of “apple” hours analysts raised the forecast for the supply to the world market a new category of gadgets, though not to such values, which results in DigiTimes. Estimated Canalys, in 2015 the market will grow 4 times in quantitative terms to 28.2 million units.

The demand for “smart” watch grow through Apple. Watch force manufacturers to create custom interfaces for a new type of gadgets and attract a new category of more consumers.

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