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Rumor: Apple Watch 2 to launch in 2016, LG selected as sole display supplier

By Ian Chee & Cookie Monster - on 15 Jun 2015, 11:02am

Rumor: Apple Watch 2 to launch in 2016, LG selected as sole display supplier

 Apple is rumored to be launching the second generation Apple Watch in 2016.

Even before the Apple Watch is launched in the second wave of countries, there are already rumors on its successor.

According to Korean publication MKNews, sources claim that Apple is planning to launch the second generation Apple Watch next year and LG Display is the only supplier for the panels. Apparently, Apple chose LG Display because the latter is able to deliver high quality panels at good production yields and enjoys a close partnership.

Apple initially faced several yield and supply issues of the Apple Watch which resulted in shortages and long waiting times for its customers. The company recently announced watchOS 2, a major software update where developers can code native apps and gain greater access to the device's hardware features. As of end April, Apple has over 3,500 apps for the Apple Watch.

Source: MKNews via G for Games