According to the reports coming in from Bloomberg, Apple owns a secret laboratory facility in Taiwan to develop its next generation display technology for iPhone and iPad. Apple hasn’t officially announced anything about the facility, but the people with knowledge around the facility have confirmed the news.
The facility is located in Longtan and has at least 50 engineers working on the new display project. The sources even say that Apple has recruited engineers from the local manufacturing giants like AU Optronics Corp. and Qualcomm Inc.
Apple building in Longtan – Image Credit: Bloomberg.com
Apple spokesperson Kristin Huguet at Cupertino decline to comment anything on the existence of the facility. Well, he also didn’t decline that the facility exists. Apart from the news on the facility, the next generation displays are being developed to deliver thinner, lighter, brighter, and more energy-efficient products to consumers.
At present, Apple outsources display from other manufacturing giants like Samsung and LG display. This new facility will let Apple to be a little more independent in reference to display technology.
According to the people around facility, engineers at this Taiwan facility are developing highly advanced version of liquid crystals that are currently used in iPhone, iPad and Mac PC. Apart from that, the people also mentioned about Apple working on organic light-emitting diodes, which are comparatively thinner and also does not require a backlight.
Earlier, there were rumors floating around the internet that Apple is planning to remove 3.5mm audio jack, which will make the iDevice a little thinner. All these spicy rumors and news can be a signal that the next iPhone will surely be eye-catching in terms of technology and innovations.