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Report: Apple developing holographic iPhone screen in Taiwan lab (VIDEO)

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Report: Apple developing holographic iPhone screen in Taiwan lab (VIDEO)
Just yesterday, we passed along a report suggesting that Apple was working on micro-LED screens in a secret lab located in Taiwan. These displays do not require backlighting, and as a result iPhones made with micro-LED screens will be thinner and lighter. They also offer higher resolution for users. A new report published today has a more exciting story to offer. According to this version of events, Apple is secretly working on a holographic display for the iPhone that will not require the use of special glasses to view.

The interesting part of this story is that the same micro-LED display that Apple is rumored to be working on, is the catalyst behind the holographic screen. Using specialized software and hardware, the micro-LED technology can allow iPhone users to view holographs that are visible to the naked eye.

This is not science fiction. Using a micro-LED projector, display producer Ostendo demonstrated some of the concepts behind the holographic screen in a video from 2014.

While Apple hasn't confirmed any of this, keep in mind one important part of the whole equation. How much would Apple have to raise the price of the iPhone to incorporate this technology into the device?



source: iNews24 (translated) via BGR

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posted on 17 Dec 2015, 13:38

1. promise7 (Posts: 871; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


What would be the purpose of this? To FaceTime people through hologram?

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 13:44 12

3. xondk (Posts: 1250; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


this may sound negative, it isn't meant like that, just factual.

To prevent anyone from developing anything remotely close to holographic interfaces without having to battle Apple in court.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 13:50

6. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


That alone can't stop other OEMs from developing anything close to holographic interfaces - there are several ways to achieve that!
You just trolling, huh?

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 14:09 7

9. xondk (Posts: 1250; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Trolling? look over the latest history with Apple and court cases and you be the judge, win or lose Apple's patents are always incredibly vague.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 13:48

4. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Well, it's purpose is to bring in innovation to iPhans. Whether small or big, a new stuff is a new stuff.

But the price of the iPhone never settles. NEVER

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 17:11

19. nctx77 (Posts: 1768; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


That would be absolutely BOSS!!

posted on 18 Dec 2015, 05:25

36. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3272; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


before people go crazy over this it will never work like what your thinking the light particles need a medium to refract on or another light wave behind it running at the same time the same image thats just for 2d not 3d render, and quantum photons run on a basic principle of that

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 13:39 6

2. Martineverest (Posts: 252; Member since: 27 Oct 2015)


Not a rival to hololens... Microsoft is far ahead

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 19:59 1

28. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


that is a different thing.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 13:50 4

5. Martineverest (Posts: 252; Member since: 27 Oct 2015)


IPhone seems to be Apple's saving grace. They are just like any other company with iPhone. Building future round iPhones shows that Apple has no future plan. Apple died with job

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 13:56 4

8. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Apple is practically nothing without the iPhone. Mac isdead, iPad sales (and the tablet market in general) is downing... Heck, imagine if iOS became open source, hence chinese OEMs offering high-end iOS devicss for 1/3 of the latest iPhone's prices... that would be the beggining of the end of the iFruity company.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 15:46 4

14. Unordinary (Posts: 1287; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Just like Samsung Mobile is "nothing" without the Galaxy line.

Mac sales are trumping PC sales.
iPad sales are still strong (but "weak" for Apple themselves)

Bozo.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 16:18 10

16. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Are you kidding? Samsung is a way bigger and diverse company - not just a Mobile division. Sammy is much more: display, semiconductor, heavy industries. Samsung makes gass cookers, fridge/freezers, air conditioners, TVs, etc... Heck, ships and boats too!

What diversity does Apple have, compared versus Samsung, or even LG?

You're simply iBiased.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 16:26 2

17. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1208; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Not surprising since he is one of the high level iFans, and anyone who disagrees with him is automatically labeled a fandroid. Stupid right?

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 20:17 1

31. Unordinary (Posts: 1287; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Vise versa, irony right?

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 21:08 2

33. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1208; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


If you are talking about him, yeah, vice versa.
You fanboys from both sides are ridiculous.

posted on 18 Dec 2015, 05:31

38. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3272; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


not really just shows how stupid some sheep are

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 17:29 2

22. danielxxi (Posts: 183; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)


Yap, but samsung profit mostly comes from mobile division

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 20:25 3

32. keithtae (Posts: 349; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


For samsung electronics yes. But for samsung group, mobile division plays a small role. Also, samsung has one of the highest revenue of all time. The only reason apple has higher profit is due to low manufacturing cost using old parts for their phone with higher selling price.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_manufacturing_companies_by_revenue

Also, it's still has higher revenue for year 2015.
http://www.statista.com/statistics/263265/top-companies-in-the-world-by-revenue/

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 18:03 1

25. nctx77 (Posts: 1768; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


That sounds great and all, but I believe that Samsungs mobile division is one of if not the biggest money maker.

Apple honestly is a different type of company. They may not have a super diverse product line, but the ones that they have are usually money makers. It's the reason why they are the richest tech company in the world.

posted on 18 Dec 2015, 05:35

39. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3272; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


not even close the fact that they build the biggest ships in the world in the billion range and the company brings in 1/3 of the countries total income mobile is no t the top maybe in the top 5 of the things in the list but not enough for what you apple fans wish for

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 20:16 2

30. Unordinary (Posts: 1287; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Thats why I said Samsung MOBILE, you idiot.

posted on 18 Dec 2015, 05:29 1

37. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3272; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


wow looks like the black sheep blabbed without fact checking, samsung is in everything from pharmaceuticals to military and much more than your little sheep brain can process

posted on 18 Dec 2015, 09:47

43. Unordinary (Posts: 1287; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Read post 30. Another idiot.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 13:55 2

7. SamDH1 (Posts: 418; Member since: 21 Apr 2015)


Huh... Looks like Apple is getting further and deeper into the gimmick aisle of the innovation world.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 21:15 1

34. AlikMalix (Posts: 5238; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Sam, as an apple fan, I actually have to side with you on that... I miss the minimalistic ideas under S.J. - it was buy a pure-bones iOS device and add all you want with apps, and such... It's those damn Samsung complainers: we need widgets, we need eyetracking, we need gimmicks, we need gimmicks... To date I still dont have one widget installed (or tried one).... useless... All apps and servises and features have been allowed to push info to lockscreen or on any screen all customizable for years and years on iOS...

posted on 18 Dec 2015, 05:39

40. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3272; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


the drop down notification is a widget and you have that the time at the top of the phone is basically a widget you can try to sell it as mush as u want samsungs gimmicks gave you everything they took the forcetouch idea from the old samsung air play when you hover over item gives you a look inside then tap to open it
also forcetouch or 3d touch is a widget a widget is a shortcut with info to something else

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 14:17 4

10. Baracus (Posts: 223; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Someone else is developing these things and Apple just slaps their name on it and takes advantage of the corrupt patent office to claim it as theirs.

posted on 18 Dec 2015, 06:52

42. -whis- (Posts: 16; Member since: 15 Dec 2015)


cant find any apple logo or name in that above video, lol..
I guess it will be another failure just like GT advanced technologies

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 14:22

11. IOSANDROID (Posts: 86; Member since: 30 Sep 2015)


I really think this will be beneficial... in an iPad.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 15:01

12. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3919; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


It's holograms, not holographs. A holograph is a manuscript handwritten by the author.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 19:40

27. lyndon420 (Posts: 3995; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


They said holographic...not holograms - there's a difference.

posted on 18 Dec 2015, 00:12 3

35. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3919; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


"Using specialized software and hardware, the micro-LED technology can allow iPhone users to view holographs that are visible to the naked eye."

Second paragraph, last sentence.

Holography and holographic are both terms that are related to holograms, holographs are not. Don't believe me, Google it.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 15:44 1

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 20113; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I highly doubt this, Apple's much too conservative to do this.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 15:47

15. Unordinary (Posts: 1287; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Samsung alike. Both companies are holding back "future" tech that they can already design and develop. Its all market strategy. The second Samsung or Apple releases an -AMAZING- phone ( and No, the Note 5 and 6S+ are not amazing ), they wont have anything to push for the next 2-3 years. We all know this.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 16:33 2

18. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3919; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I wouldn't say that. Samsung's Beam smartphone had a built in porjector, which is something that wasn't currently viable (battery draw, projector resolution and quality), but it is something I can see gaining popularity when the technology is better. Same as with the Atrix, having a fingerprint scanner was ahead of it's time, but because they were hamstrung by the technology of the time it didn't catch on, and now that the tech is better and more reliable, it's gaining popularity. And it was the same company that handled the Atrix's FPS that handled the iPhone's.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 17:16

20. nctx77 (Posts: 1768; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


If the tech is ready for primetime, this actually looks like something Apple would be all over.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 17:17

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 20113; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I don't know bro. I wonder how it would affect battery life.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 17:54 1

23. nctx77 (Posts: 1768; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


I didn't even think about battery life. I'm not sure how much it would affect it being that you wouldn't use it all the time. It could be an issue though.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 20:13 1

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 20113; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That would be my main concern.

posted on 18 Dec 2015, 05:43

41. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3272; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


and you know they love the thin factor so multiple lenses to give you a hologram on the phone screen with a 1500mah battery not gonna work well

posted on 18 Dec 2015, 14:29

45. darkkjedii (Posts: 20113; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not at all.

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 18:00 1

24. ameran (Posts: 259; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


It will never come to the market "period"

posted on 17 Dec 2015, 19:31 1

26. NorthernViking (Posts: 33; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


It will probably only display images looking like holograms on your phone display. Images like in Star Wars - forget it.

posted on 18 Dec 2015, 13:12

44. Elfmonster (Posts: 429; Member since: 23 Dec 2013)


I would buy a holographic phone on day one

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