“Shortly after Apple introduced the iPhone 5, Samsung’s propaganda PR machine went into high gear mocking the new phone and Apple fans in general,” Jack Purcher writes for Patently Apple.

“One particular ad mocked Apple’s decision to reposition their headphone port to the bottom of the iPhone 5,” Purcher writes. “In 2011 a new Apple patent application was published by the US Patent Office which clearly indicated that Apple is seriously considering a pico-like projector for their future iDevice line up. Wouldn’t it make sense that Apple might be saving the top side of the iPhone 5 for a future compact projector? Isn’t that where users would want such a projector to be positioned on a future iPhone so that it would be easier to point to a display or projector screen?”

Purcher reports, “Last week Sharp revealed that they had developed a high-efficiency red laser diode for displays. The new laser [see full article for image] could be integrated into mobile devices as a ‘compact projector’ …The lasers will come onto the market sometime in early Q1 2013.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

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