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Old Apr 10, 2013, 02:57 PM   #1
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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
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 03:01 PM   #2
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Why not call Samsung ?

Ah....
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 03:01 PM   #3
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Wow, imagine having an engineering job at Apple...
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 03:04 PM   #4
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is this so they wont need screens at new Apple Campus 2 and will just display presentations on the curved glass?
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 03:05 PM   #5
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Why not call Samsung ?

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Or Corning...
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 03:12 PM   #6
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Note that the posting is on April 1st...
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 03:14 PM   #7
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Note that the posting is on April 1st...
Obviously to throw Samsung off
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 03:16 PM   #8
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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!
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 03:16 PM   #9
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Slow news day today?
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 03:17 PM   #10
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Displays? They aren't just going to beam our info directly into our brains like Google is?
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 03:18 PM   #11
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Wow, imagine having an engineering job at Apple...
More benefits at Google, other than the fact that you get to live in a UFO when working at Apple.
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More benefits at Google, other than the fact that you get to live in a UFO when working at Apple.
Correction: You will get to live in an UFO if they ever finish it.
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more benefits at google, other than the fact that you get to live in a ufo when working at apple.
lmao.
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Cool. I guess they're reviewing my résumé.
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Note that the posting is on April 1st...
So your contention is that it is the worst April Fool's in history?
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 08:29 PM   #19
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This position would be very competitive. That's probably why it was taken down so quickly. They already found someone.
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 09:35 PM   #20
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I just looked at one of their postings and they want 'Excel' experience. Why not their own product 'numbers'? lol

Key Qualifications

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.

https://jobs.apple.com/us/search?#fu...JobId=26886736
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Correction: You will get to live in an UFO if they ever finish it.
My money is on: they will.....
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Funny, I thought they were already filing patents for this ? (which by the way Samsung unveiled last year)
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 02:47 PM   #23
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I would love to see digital "paper" such as newspapers that change content on a small digital display that rolls up. That would be impressive.
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 07:50 PM   #24
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He might get to work on a flexible (real) paper map that could be integrated behind the phone.

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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.
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Old Apr 11, 2013, 08:02 PM   #25
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I just looked at one of their postings and they want 'Excel' experience. Why not their own product 'numbers'? lol

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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.

https://jobs.apple.com/us/search?#fu...JobId=26886736
So, it looks like they guy will be in charge of watching the news on flexible OLED screens.
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