This iPhone concept video won't become real this year, but it would be awesome!
posted by Scott H. / Jun 22, 2012, 11:25 AM
The phone shown has the same aesthetic as the current iPhone, but has a clear screen. Screens like this have already been demonstrated, the main problem with such a design is that the phone components have to be contained within the top and bottom bezel areas, and chip miniaturization hasn’t progressed to that level yet.
Aside from having a unique look, phones like this will probably appear sooner or later (perhaps Apple will even make one), as they provide several benefits. Along with the easier photographic composition shown in the video, a see-through screen provides for many improved opportunities for augmented reality services, and of course also provides the user with a better view when using the phone while walking.
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Never understood the hype with transparent displays. You would still need a thick frame around the screen to house all the hardware. Nifty though. We've also spent the last 5 years getting out color displays to be the sharpest and brightest or most natural over the other guy's. Isn't this going in the other direction?
posted on Jun 22, 2012, 11:30 AM 21
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Remember the Samsung SmartWindow? Maybe this could be archived by giving the user the opportunity to put up some "blinds" and when u wanna show off, then reveal the transparent screen. Sometimes having choice helps. Oh! This is just my own opinion, nobody should take it personally.
posted on Jun 22, 2012, 1:03 PM 4
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im not an apple fanboy but that looks really cool
posted on Jun 22, 2012, 11:37 AM 6
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Lol, I heard the dumb retards in the barber shop talking about this video. THey actually think it is the iphone 5. They really don't know what a concept it. I really like it though. lol
posted on Jun 22, 2012, 11:45 AM 9
I hear a few girls talking like its the real iphone5 at school too Damm they look like retarded bitches and they try to sound like experts to other people around
posted on Jun 22, 2012, 11:57 AM 10
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LOL did u notice that at exactly 0.15, the video focuses on the words "Stay Foolish".................Bwahahahaha.................i think it refers exactly to the people ya talkin bout......................................LOL
posted on Jun 23, 2012, 5:59 AM 0
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I love the concept. If anything like this ever came out it would sell like crazy
posted on Jun 22, 2012, 11:59 AM 6
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Yeah, because it's "Oh, so pretty", even though it's impractical to have a transparent screen, "it's so revolutionary"!
posted on Jun 22, 2012, 12:16 PM 3
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Actually it would be a revolutionary design. It's not impractical to have such a display and people like having things that look nice. You're a little kid. When you get older you'll learn more about having taste.
posted on Jun 22, 2012, 12:32 PM 4
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Ya know... I gotta go with taco on this one. A phone like this would boggle people's minds. If Apple or any Android OEM were to come up with the perfect balance of transparency and "viewability" of content on the screen, good build quality, and keep the price down...people will go nuts over that phone! Not saying its possible or even practical. But this kind of phone would have an unbeatable "WOW" factor that would draw a crowd. I say build it... Beta test it... And see what a half techie, half average consumer focus group feels about it. I think both sides would be amazed.
posted on Jun 22, 2012, 1:58 PM 6
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