“Apple patents all sorts of crazy things, mostly just concepts that never see the light of the day,” Christian Zibreg reports for 9 to 5 Mac. “We would have classed this one under the ‘highly improbable’ drawer had it not been for the company’s past patents which toy with various aspects of laser-based projection systems.”
“It describes a hybrid laser projection technology that’s cheaper than traditional light projectors and without the speckle issue that leads to a grainy image on some laser projectors,” Zibreg reports. “Apple is envisioning various uses of this technology. It could be used on a portable computer (read: a MacBook), but also embedded in portable devices such as iPods and iPhones.”
Zibreg reports, “What caught my attention was the mention of ‘rear projection applications such as televisions.'”
More in the full article, including Apple’s patent application illustration, here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]