There have been rumors of Apple making a device called the iWatch. This isn’t too far-fetched considering that smart watches aren’t exactly new, and not forgetting that Apple did explore the concept of a wearable device in a recently discovered patent. Now many believed that Corning could be the one who supplies Apple with flexible displays for the alleged iWatch using their new Willow material. Considering that Corning supplies the glass for Apple’s iPhone, this was a natural assumption, but it might not necessarily be the case.

The folks at Patently Apple have pointed out that LG could be a potential supplier. If you recall, back in 2012 LG announced that they were working on flexible and unbreakable OLED display which could be ready by the end of 2013. This is compared to Corning’s Willow glass which the company stated might take three years before companies would be able to take advantage of it. What this means is that if you were looking forward to an iWatch type of device, Apple could always turn to LG for their glass panels which could arrive earlier than Corning. Of course this is pure speculation since such a device has yet to be officially announced, but it’s worth thinking about.

Filed in Apple >Rumors. Read more about Apple Watch, Corning and LG.

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