Friday, May 30, 2003

Apple going organic?

Think Secret is reporting that Apple is researching Organic Light Emitting Diode technology for use in the next incarnation of the iPod.

OLEDs are preferable to LCDs because they're cheaper, lighter, don't require as much power, and don't require a backlight. Think Secret claims that Apple will first use OLEDs in mysterious iPods coming in early 2004. These new iPods are apparently very different compared to current iPods. Down the road, Apple may use OLED screens in Powerbooks and displays, although not any time soon.

Of course, this report raises a whole set of new questions about the reported 2004 iPods. Think Secret addresses this by just claiming that they'll have a full report on the future iPods at a later date.

Steve's next goal: The soy-based iMac.

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