|Apr 10, 2013, 03:57 PM||#1|
Apple Hiring an Engineer to Investigate Advanced Display Technologies, Including Flexible Displays
A job listing posted by Apple earlier this month indicates the company is indeed looking at using flexible displays in future products, along with high optical efficiency LCD and AMOLED units. The listing was first noticed by 9to5Mac.
The listing, for a Senior Optical Engineer, asks for someone with experience in the design, development and technical investigation of display technologies, along with a Ph.D or M.S. in physics, optics, material science or electrical engineering.
Recent rumors have suggested Apple is looking at curved glass displays for products like the iWatch, where a flexible display could make sense -- though Apple has applied for patents relating to curved glass screens on the iPhone as well. The presence of a job listing is no indication of future products, however, and Apple's research and development labs are always investigating future products.
Corning, which makes the Gorilla Glass that is used as the front glass for the iPhone suggests flexible 'Willow Glass' displays are unlikely to appear for at least three years.
Update: The job listing seeking a Senior Optical Engineer has been removed by Apple.
Article Link: Apple Hiring an Engineer to Investigate Advanced Display Technologies, Including Flexible Displays
|Apr 10, 2013, 04:16 PM||#8|
OK. So Apple has 72,000 employees. Drop everything! They're hiring ONE engineer with a couple words in the job posting that reference emerging technologies! To the front page with this article!
|Apr 10, 2013, 04:18 PM||#11|
|Apr 10, 2013, 04:23 PM||#12|
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|Apr 10, 2013, 10:35 PM||#20|
I just looked at one of their postings and they want 'Excel' experience. Why not their own product 'numbers'? lol
This position is part of a highly leveraged group, and as such a premium is placed on reliability, accuracy, flexibility, initiative, and teamwork. Advanced experience with Excel is required. The candidate must have a very strong analytical background, with proven ability to perform under deadlines. Strong verbal and written communication skills are a pre-requisite for this position.
|Apr 11, 2013, 08:50 PM||#24|
He might get to work on a flexible (real) paper map that could be integrated behind the phone.
Or he might just add a flexible screen to the fingerprint reader, next to the video projector, on the side of the AppleTVset that fits into a watch.
|Apr 11, 2013, 09:02 PM||#25|
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