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Japan Display rumored to supply OLED panels for Apple Watch this year

By Cookie Monster - on 4 Apr 2019, 6:00am

Japan Display rumored to supply OLED panels for Apple Watch this year

The Apple Watch Series 4.

Apple managed to secure a second OLED panel supplier for the Apple Watch. 

According to Reuters, two sources familiar with the matter claim that Japan Display will begin supplying OLED panels for the Apple Watch later this year. 

The deal marks Japan Display’s foray into the OLED display market which is dominated by Samsung Display. LG Display is currently the supplier of OLED panels for the Apple Watch. 

Japan Display suffered significant losses in the past year as Apple switched to OLED for two iPhone models and sales of the iPhone XR were disappointing. To catch up with the rest, Japan Display is seeking investment to build an OLED plant in China to produce smartphone panels.

Nonetheless, Japan Display will face an uphill task to win orders for the iPhone as Samsung Display has the experience, resources and technology to fulfill Apple’s demands. 

Source: Reuters 

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