Apple Working on Flexible Screens? Looks Like It!

A job listing that briefly appeared on Apple’s website hinted that the company may be working on flexible screens. According to 9to5Mac, Apple posted a vacancy for “Senior Optical Engineer” who would “lead the investigation on emerging display technologies such as high optical efficiency LCD, AMOLED and flexible display to improve overall display optical performance.” The headhunters from Apple are specifically searching for some to “analyze the trade-offs between design, process, optical performance, and implementation feasibility.”

The listing raised speculations on whether Apple would be using the flexible screen technology to its much-rumored iWatch and even a possible iPhone 6.

Apple deleted the listing right after it has been picked up by tech journalists, which further adds to the mystery and excitement among Apple fans.

While the Cupertino-based company has yet to comment on the veracity of this report, Apple has already applied for patents pertaining to a wearable device equipped with a flexible screen. That patent application was the first sort-of-a-confirmation from Apple that they are indeed at least considering to develop its own bendable displays.

The flexible screen technology is nothing new. Samsung has been showing of its bendable displays for several years, but they have yet to be incorporated into mainstream consumer products (and we mean beyond the prototypes the chaebol revealed lately). Sharp has also unveiled its 3.4-inch flexible OLED back in CES.

Source: 9to5Mac, via Mashable

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