Please excuse my uninformed self, but I really had no idea how big Apple was, visually anyways, in Japan before arriving for my one week vacation. First off, the 33 million people in Tokyo are always texting – seriously, as soon as I hopped onto Tokyo’s main public transportation system,
According to word from an anonymous designer, Apple has caused a shortage of OLED screen components, possibly for their upcoming rumored-and-probably-intentionally-leaked tablet device. The components, which have beeen increasing in popularity due to their great color, high pixel density, low power consumption (meaning better battery life) and thinner profile due to no need for a backlight.
“We were told that Apple pre-ordered them all. All 10 inch LCDs, and all 10 inch OLEDs too,” an anonymous designer commented during CES.
According to Australian tech website SmartHouse, LG will be working with Apple to create the next generation of iPhone displays. They say sources including some at LG in Korea have confirmed that Apple has paid them $500M to work on OLED display technology, as well as a method for reducing fingerprints left on the displays. It is said that the new displays will use their Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology.