“In a new batch of patents that have come to light, we see that Apple is focused on bringing OLED displays to iOS and other types of devices sometime in the coming months or years,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“like all patents, Apple tells us that their technology isn’t limited to that of a tablet device and that their OLED display technology will of course apply to other devices such as an iPhone (mobile phone), iPod touch (personal digital assistant PDA), a computing system (e.g. MacBook) and an Apple TV (a set top box),” Purcher reports. “Say what? Unless the set top box is integrated into an HDTV – I don’t really get where an OLED display would come into play in an Apple TV in its current form. I don’t know about you, but that latter image is now stuck in my head. I mean, why in the heck did Apple throw that into that mix of products in that manner? Perhaps it’ll all make sense in the future.”
Purcher reports, “Apple’s primary OLED patent is found under application 20100321305. Apple’s patent is generally about driving an OLED display structure that is integrated with a touch sensor configuration.”
More in the full article, including Apple’s patent application illustrations, here.