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Is Apple's Next Big Thing Holograms?

Daryl 2012/08/09 19:00:00
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BUSINESSWEEK.COM reports:
Apple (AAPL) is now locked in a fierce patent battle with Samsung over tablet designs—a sure sign that, whoever is right, touchscreens are converging into gadgets that look like everything else.

So as Apple prepares to launch its next iPhone in September, with a slightly bigger screen, here is a prediction—Apple devices will soon project holograms like you’ve never seen. This is not mere speculation, but insight based on Apple’s patents, recent acquisitions, and the business imperative to do something to break free of the tablet clutter.

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  • Michelle 2012/08/09 19:15:28
    Yes
    Michelle
    +11
    I want a holodeck. SO BADLY do I want a holodeck.
    holodeck
    Keep working on it, Apple. People have been trying to develop holo-technology for years, and if anyone's going to actually design a holodeck in my lifetime, it'll probably be you guys.

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  • us 2012/09/05 19:01:46
    Yes
    us
    I believe they already have Holograms.
  • kelly 2012/08/24 20:39:36
    Yes
    kelly
    that would be epic
    holo gram stars wars
  • rereblue 2012/08/16 01:16:41
    Yes
    rereblue
    I hope so, and I hope they will also give it out for free. Too bad that won't happen.
  • jeremyperryfranz 2012/08/13 16:11:54 (edited)
    Yes
    jeremyperryfranz
    Bring on the hologram girls vrink hologram girls
  • bcarrera 2012/08/13 09:28:40 (edited)
    Yes
    bcarrera
    It should be. That would be awesome!!!! Rave this if you agree! I bet the gadgets are going to cost like triple of what they cost now.
  • renju 2012/08/13 09:22:00
    Yes
    renju
    what will be it's cost?
  • MR. 2012/08/13 08:44:13
    Yes
    MR.
    +1
    *Princess Leia: "Help me Obie-Wan Kanobi; your my only hope!" *STAR WARS (1977')
  • Swordfish 2012/08/13 00:45:22
    Yes
    Swordfish
    Idk if they're actually working on that or not.

    BUT I DAMN SURE HOPE SO!
  • Nilam 2012/08/12 20:31:33
    Yes
    Nilam
    not really anywhere else to go with it
  • Ozymandias 2012/08/12 20:27:01
  • Ed 2012/08/12 16:11:08
    No
    Ed
    Not the "next" big thing, but possibly in the future.
  • Michelle 2012/08/12 09:56:27
    Yes
    Michelle
    +1
    With how far the advances in technology have been going these days, I'd say yes. If God lets it happen.
  • You Know IT 2012/08/12 07:47:20
    Yes
    You Know IT
    +1
    i'd prefer if someone got to work on virtual reality, but holograms seems like the next step towards that.
  • Ameera 2012/08/12 06:05:58
    No
    Ameera
    +1
    i dont want every one seeing what im doing
  • Defcon 2012/08/12 04:31:26
    Yes
    Defcon
    I always wanted a computer like the ones in Avatar or Iron man with the holograms
  • IJ 2012/08/12 02:26:22
    Yes
    IJ
    I tried to patent iFart... but Apple beat me to it.
  • stl.shamrock 2012/08/11 22:51:52
    No
    stl.shamrock
    Once again, no "Other" option...

    I don't think a decent holographic interface will be out in the next 5 years, maybe 10. Proper 3D hasn't even had all the bugs worked out yet (and is still relatively expensive) so why would holograms, especially portable ones, be available any time soon?

    On a slightly different note, imagine watching holographic porn... *digital laugh*
  • venus 2012/08/11 22:48:43
    Yes
    venus
    can't wait
  • Jonathan Harding 2012/08/11 14:57:16
    Yes
    Jonathan Harding
    Thats probably the next step in the Technological Revolusion, now that we have 3d Television.
  • no1ymfan 2012/08/11 14:54:19
    Yes
    no1ymfan
    Apple has always been an innovator... but with Steve Jobs dead, I don't know what will happen. "He always pushed people to work harder and go farther" - Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Actually that's more a paraphrase but you get the idea
  • gynger.fyer 2012/08/11 12:40:48
    Yes
    gynger.fyer
    I sure hope so! It's feels like its time to take technology to the next level. I really hope this is it.
  • RasHooD 2012/08/11 07:09:38
    Yes
    RasHooD
    +1
    and I'm geting me 1 :D :)
  • Bibliophilic 2012/08/11 02:08:33 (edited)
    No
    Bibliophilic
    I hope not, now even less people will be able to afford the latest apple gadgets. As much as I enjoy using apple products I hate how they keep churning out out-dated technology so frequently. Also, imagine the types of glitches that will come with the generation 1 product? LOL- I'll not pay to be a beta-tester for apple!
  • Jonatha... Bibliop... 2012/08/11 14:53:10
    Jonathan Harding
    Any Apple product that projects holograms will cost quite a fortune right about now, give it 10 years and they will be average household items compared to what they would be now. That would mean that the Apple products [the 1s we have now] will be really cheap in 10 years time.
  • AZTEC WARRIOR 2012/08/11 01:55:23
    Yes
    AZTEC WARRIOR
    that would be dope
  • Freedom 2012/08/11 01:51:52
    Yes
    Freedom
    I sure hope so! That would be awesome.
  • Oli 2012/08/11 00:07:43 (edited)
    No
    Oli
  • AmericanVirus 2012/08/10 23:28:58 (edited)
    No
    AmericanVirus
    This stuff we see Tony Stark doing is already developed technology, but it's nowhere near as sophisticated of course.
    There's one step that comes before the general public is playing with holograms.
  • ZB 2012/08/10 23:12:09
    Yes
    ZB
    We can hope.
  • Jana~ una chica loca 2012/08/10 22:05:54
    No
    Jana~ una chica loca
    +2
    NOO!!! come on can't they put that off till I die, I don't want to live in 'all technology' world!
  • Dave The Canuck 2012/08/10 21:34:19
    Yes
    Dave The Canuck
    It would be neat if we could invent holographic movie theatres.
  • Jonatha... Dave Th... 2012/08/11 14:54:58
    Jonathan Harding
    Movie theatres use holograms. They just arent as "3D" as we would like them to be.
  • dekecds 2012/08/10 20:39:59
    No
    dekecds
    +2
    Apple's next big thing is patenting the thought process as well as all basic shapes and colors.
    Resist Apple before it takes over the planet!
  • nick loupe` 2012/08/10 19:07:59
    Yes
    nick loupe`
    maybe. it would be cool as hell but the thing is that ya sure there are tons of EXTREMELY smart scientists now a days BUT the true question is for how long.
  • POWERSHAKER 2012/08/10 19:06:03
  • JayRevolution 2012/08/10 18:24:20
    Yes
    JayRevolution
    +1
    I hope so.
    shut up and take my money
  • bpf 2012/08/10 17:10:18
    Yes
    bpf
    Either Apple or someone else will be there soon technology is advancing at such a remarkable rate in the past few years. Back in the 60';s they said technology double every decade, now it seems to be every year. The advancements are coming such a rate that the public will not be able to keep up with. Already there is a software program used by the government in a semi-secret place that monitors "All" communications and from that builds a complete personal background on every American citizen. This software is so well designed that it can actually grow and learn almost to the point of thinking on its own....it may be possible that a sci-fiction story of a self aware program may actually happen is scary.
  • Sperry23 2012/08/10 16:55:43
    No
    Sperry23
    Not practical until a stable medium can be found to project the 3-D image into. If you can't walk around it, it's just a flat, quasi-3-D pic.
  • Fred Weasley (bless his soul) 2012/08/10 16:50:56
    Yes
    Fred Weasley (bless his soul)
    Hopefully!
  • WF - Rumpelstiltskin -PWCM~JLA 2012/08/10 15:47:24
    No
    WF - Rumpelstiltskin -PWCM~JLA
    +1
    The technology is really out there but by Microsoft. Google is in the process of bring their to market in 2013. Apple has to wait until the law suit between Samsung and them is resolved. If Apple loses the lawsuit, a very big possibility that the iPhone 5 would get delayed.

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