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This iPhone concept video won't become real this year, but it would be awesome!

0. phoneArena 22 Jun 2012, 11:25 posted on

A new concept video shows off an iPhone with a transparent screen that isn't likely to be seen soon, but may point towards the future of phones...

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posted on 22 Jun 2012, 22:01 1

56. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I wonder if you said that too when LG first announce their transparent phone concept...

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:03 3

13. imkyle (Posts: 1076; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


If Android used a transparent display, than no more live wallpapers :( that would be horrible.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:33 3

17. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Yea cause a phone without live wallpaper is basically DOA

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 15:15 2

40. jellytime (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Android is all about the customization, if a Android phone had a transparent display the customization becomes limited.
Taco = Troll.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 16:13 3

43. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


what he's saying is that live wallpapers shouldn't make or break or phone. If you believe that Android would be significantly worse without a minuscule feature such as live wallpapers, then what you're saying is that Android isn't that great.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 16:59 1

44. jellytime (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I meant that android os makes you do whatever you wan't thanks to the open source but if they put transparent display on the phone it will be limited to what the phone can do.
Thanks to Almost no customization. I didn't say Android won't be great anymore I'm saying that the "PHONE" with the transparent display becomes limited to what android can do and androids customization is the thing other os don't even come close to like Ios which makes the devices with Ios boring.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:36 2

20. torr310 (Posts: 892; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I don't think the screen can be safe after dropping. Also what's the point of getting transparency if we will eventually put a cover on?

Save your effort and imagination on something more practical instead.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:43

21. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


What happens if it falls on the hard floor?

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:50 4

22. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


How does a transperent display manage to have a camera????

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 13:15

29. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Instead of displaying the image you would just look through it I guess lol. Original concept but not very realistic

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 12:50 2

23. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Other than using a camera, or possibly for augmented reality apps, what would be the point of a transparent display? I know the text appears to be pretty legible in that video, but reading text in less than ideal conditions would be a chore on a transparent display.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 14:21

37. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Agree!!

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 13:13

28. tarichar (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


yea, that's what i really want in a phone, having to see my hand in the background of everything i do. A window or a car windshield is a cool concept, not on a flipping phone.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 13:16

30. joey18 (Posts: 589; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


Apple. Never will make something like this thas why i'm movin from 4s to s3 apple loose visionary i remember blackberry old days all wans to have blackberry phone android came blackberry is only history apple needs to understand custumers my phine don't do like my old droid phone

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 01:31

59. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


Wait...what did he say?

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 13:27

31. jibraihimi (Posts: 764; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Expect this to be a reality in iPhone 36............. :)

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 13:38 1

32. vince817 (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Just another pathetic attempt to start hype over the new iPhone. If they had a article stating that the new iPhone was able to project holograms of your contact on the wall apple fans would believe it.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 13:44 3

33. vince817 (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


IPhones are for girls and little kids. No self respecting adult man should pull a toy out of his pocket . When I pull my new evo out I feel like I have a real phone.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 14:06 1

36. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


That would be the most stupid and anoying idea for a phone. I don't want my phone to be transparent. It really sucks

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 14:26

38. chipotsky (Posts: 9; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Sony Ericsson Pureness X5

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 14:57

39. cfprelude (Posts: 137; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


seems like it would be easier and more marketable to design a "transparent" background/wallpaper/overlay for certain apps by utilizing the camera and having it "show" whats on the other side of the phone... for easier texting and walking and of course augmented reality apps. just my .02

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 20:12

52. philipjfry (Posts: 7; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Android already have that app. It's Transparent Screen on the google market. It uses your camera. It is cool, but will be rarely used like Siri.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 15:39 1

41. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


A transparent display? hmm.. sounds cool but I dunno, what if someone wants to watch porn or something? didn't think about that now did you?

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 17:27

45. pegasso (Posts: 279; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


nothing's new...
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Corning-shows-the-awesome-transparent-touchscreen-future-in-A-Day-Made-of-Glass-sequel_id26607/

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 17:38

47. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


transparent displays are kinda neat but I'm still not sold on its real world uses... especially for things like media or gaming.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 19:43

50. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


This is utterly stupid for a iPhone. Didn't SONY used to have a transparent phone couple years ago?

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 20:20 2

53. virtualcool (Posts: 6; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


what to do after buying that transparent phone;

1. buy matte screen protector for both sides.
2.buy case protector for the fragile phone
3. wtf! what happen to the trasparent screen?
4. shake your head for being a sucker.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 21:09

54. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Taco if it will be sony or samsung before apple that what will u do, bcoz u r apple patient lol

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 21:36

55. a_tumiwa (Posts: 373; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


maybe half-screen transparent like Samsung did to their YP-H1 is more possible

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 22:02

57. slappymchappy (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


A transparent display? Why would I want to have people see my porn?

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