Ok so there has been a lot of talk about the iPhone 5. One of the features that has been rumored is an “iclear retina display” (essentially an interactive glass phone). If you havent seen this video, check it out.
Props to Dakota Adney for making a sweet concept video. Apparently, he is 17 years old and clearly has some great editing skills.
The youtube description states:
Clearly amazing. The quad-core A5 chip delivers even more power. The laser projection keyboard liberates your thumbs. The new iClear Retina display presents sharp graphics and stunning images.
iOS 6 will take your iPhone experience in an entirely new direction. And if there’s anything else you need, just ask Siri.
Wait! Dont get too excited. Lets back up a little. Is this interactive transparent display possible and how likely are we to see the “iclear retina display” in the iPhone 5?
At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Samsung’s Transparent Window got a lot of attention (and for good reason). Not to mention, the Smart Window won the Innovation Award of CES-2012. Check it out below. It is amazing!
The closest “iclear retina display” mobile device seen is still a prototype. It was developed by Japanese wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo and Fujitsu. Below they show off a transparent dual-sided OLED touch screen smartphone prototype device at the 2012 Wireless Japan expo.
Looking at the current state of mobile interactive transparent display devices and taking into consideration Apples OCD for perfection (there is nothing wrong with that) it is unlikely we will see the “iclear retina display” in the iPhone 5 coming out this fall… In the foreseeable future, most definitely.
A flexible mobile device is the most likely feature to hit mass production this year. The interactive transparent display still needs improvement before we see Apple build it into its iPhone. As for the 3D holograms you saw, thats many years off…