“Displays have always been more like doors than windows, so to speak, but it may not have to be that way for much longer. Apple is experimenting with a display whose solid light-emitting pixels are surrounded by a pattern of tiny holes,” Sullivan reports. “This suggests that the display material may be thin and flexible.”
“Why? The augmented reality application here is the user holding up the device and being able to see both the images it projects and the real world objects behind the screen,” Sullivan reports. “So the pixels may be able to show images that seem to overlay and provide information about the items on the other side”
Read more, and see Apple’s patent application illustrations, in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Leave it to Apple to take augmented reality mainstream.
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