Apple is reportedly testing new screen technologies for the iPhone at a secret lab in Taiwan
But even if Kuo is right, it doesn't mean that Apple isn't hard at work testing out new materials for the iPhone's display. According to Bloomberg, Apple has opened a secret lab in Northern Taiwan where at least 50 engineers are working on new panels for Apple's iconic smartphone. The engineers' task is to build a lighter, brighter screen that is more energy efficient than the current glass employed on the iPhone and iPad.
Interestingly, today's report claims that the lab is first working on ways to build a better LCD screen before it starts moving on to OLED panels. Apple is looking to develop fresh techniques for producing a new screen, so that it can stop relying on technology developed by big display houses like LG Display, Japan Display, Samsung and Sharp.
Instead, Apple is hoping to eventual outsource its production technique to a smaller company like AU Optronics and Innolux. Apple is throwing money and manpower at this project; the company does have some job postings on LinkedIn, looking for more engineers to work at the display panel facilities.