Apple fans could have iPhones touting holographic screens soon.
A new report from Chinese media claims Apple is secretly focusing on coming up with a holographic display for the iPhone that does not necessitate using special glasses to view.
The micro-LED screen which is also rumored to be in the works in a secret laboratory in Taiwan seems to be the catalyst of theholographic display.
Users of the iPhone could view holographs which are perceptible by the human eye akin to a science fiction, thanks to the specialized hardware and software Apple is purportedly adding into the device.
This may sound a bit fictional, but in 2014, display producer Ostendo already showed off in a video a few concepts explaining the holographic display with the use of micro-LED projector.
The rumor comes hot on the heels of a report revealing that the Cupertino-based company has launched a secret lab located in northern Taiwan.
It is said that the company has already hired 50 engineers plus other workers believed to be working on new display technologies for Apple’s iPads and iPhones.
Apple is allegedly aiming to build lighter, thinner, brighter and more energy efficient screens. This is the reason why Apple is reportedly jumping into organic light emitting diodes (OLED) display from using liquid crystal screen, as the former is thinner and does not necessitate a backlight.
Outside the alleged Taiwan-based laboratory, there is no indication — for instance, a logo of the company — which shows that it is owned by Apple. It does, however, display an Apple logo on the reception area’s wall.
Earlier this month, Apple again became the subject of another rumor claiming it will incorporate its pressure-sensing technology 3D Touch into its new iPad. However, the technology will not appear in the next-generation iPads yet, if the rumor is to be believed.
Apple has yet to release its official word to confirm the veracity of these rumors.