“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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