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Future iPhones to Have Integrated Projector According to Patent Filings

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It’s always interesting to note the potential future concepts coming from Apple, as revealed each time they submit a patent to the US Patent & Trademark Office. The latest, as noted by Patently Apple, shows future iPhones and other iOS devices will sport integrated projector systems. They note the significant detail within these applications hint at Apple’s possible upcoming push into the enterprise via the iPad.

Essentially, built in projectors on iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks (with a connected accessory) will display images on walls, and be able to detect gestures and movements from users. Various modes will enable users to share images via gestures, and even features a unified display mode, creating one large projection as a unified workspace, using two iOS devices.

As with most patent filings, they are just concepts that won’t necessarily come to life, but they do reveal insight into potential release from Apple. Patently Apple reminds us of Apple’s recent acquisition of Applepico.com, which could be related to the future use of projectors coming from iOS devices.

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  • Anonymous

    That will be convenient and useful to display images or video, but I wonder how they are going to manage the electricity consumption? Oh, and the heat from the highly powered projection lamp.

  • Anonymous

    That will be convenient and useful to display images or video, but I wonder how they are going to manage the electricity consumption? Oh, and the heat from the highly powered projection lamp.

  • Anonymous

    That will be convenient and useful to display images or video, but I wonder how they are going to manage the electricity consumption? Oh, and the heat from the highly powered projection lamp.

  • Anonymous

    That will be convenient and useful to display images or video, but I wonder how they are going to manage the electricity consumption? Oh, and the heat from the highly powered projection lamp.

  • Kevin

    This is nothing new. Lg released a cellphone in 2009 that does this. There are phones on the market that have already been doing this for years!

  • Kevin

    This is nothing new. Lg released a cellphone in 2009 that does this. There are phones on the market that have already been doing this for years!

  • Anonymous

    How long before my phone can project a hologram of Princess Leia saying saying “help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope”? Probably sooner rather than later, so I hope somebody has started working on that app.

  • Anonymous

    How long before my phone can project a hologram of Princess Leia saying saying “help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope”? Probably sooner rather than later, so I hope somebody has started working on that app.

  • Anonymous

    How long before my phone can project a hologram of Princess Leia saying saying “help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope”? Probably sooner rather than later, so I hope somebody has started working on that app.

  • Anonymous

    How long before my phone can project a hologram of Princess Leia saying saying “help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope”? Probably sooner rather than later, so I hope somebody has started working on that app.

  • Kevinmatthewroach

    Like Kevin said,

    Micro projectors in phones is old news. Every phone would have that by now except for the lack of battery power. Battery technology is the most important piece in portable consumer tech. Unless a leap in a battery tech happens, new features like this will be stalled.

  • Kevinmatthewroach

    Like Kevin said,

    Micro projectors in phones is old news. Every phone would have that by now except for the lack of battery power. Battery technology is the most important piece in portable consumer tech. Unless a leap in a battery tech happens, new features like this will be stalled.

  • Kevinmatthewroach

    Like Kevin said,

    Micro projectors in phones is old news. Every phone would have that by now except for the lack of battery power. Battery technology is the most important piece in portable consumer tech. Unless a leap in a battery tech happens, new features like this will be stalled.

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