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

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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43 Comments

1. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

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

3. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 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.

6. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 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?

9. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 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.

4. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 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

19. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

That would be absolutely BOSS!!

36. engineer-1701d unregistered

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

2. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

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

28. nodes

Posts: 1134; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

that is a different thing.

5. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 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

8. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 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.

14. Unordinary unregistered

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.

16. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 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.

17. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 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?

31. Unordinary unregistered

Vise versa, irony right?

33. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

38. engineer-1701d unregistered

not really just shows how stupid some sheep are

22. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

Yap, but samsung profit mostly comes from mobile division

32. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 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/

25. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 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.

39. engineer-1701d unregistered

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

30. Unordinary unregistered

Thats why I said Samsung MOBILE, you idiot.

37. engineer-1701d unregistered

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

43. Unordinary unregistered

Read post 30. Another idiot.

7. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

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

34. AlikMalix unregistered

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...

40. engineer-1701d unregistered

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

10. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 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.

42. -whis-

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 15, 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

11. IOSANDROID

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

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

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