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.

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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.

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JAT Avatar
146 months ago
Weekly Hours: 40
Yeah right!

That's how many you're allowed to sleep.
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146 months ago
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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146 months ago
Why not call Samsung ? :confused:

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146 months ago
Slow news day today?

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146 months ago
More benefits at Google, other than the fact that you get to live in a UFO when working at Apple.

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146 months ago
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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