26 October 2016

Medium: “Apple Strategy 2017. Very important change to iPhone coming”

The next iPhone will be, I am told, a clear piece of glass (er, Gorilla Glass sandwich with other polycarbonates for being pretty shatter resistant if dropped) with a next-generation OLED screen (I have several sources confirming this). You pop it into a headset which has eye sensors on it, which enables the next iPhone to have a higher apparent frame rate and polygon count than a PC with a Nvidia 1080 card in it. Thanks to foveated rendering.

The clear iPhone will put holograms on top of the real world like Microsoft HoloLens does.

Also, updates from new sources: expect battery and antennas to be hidden around the edges of the screen, which explains how Apple will fit in some of the pieces even while most of the chips that make up a phone are in a pack/strip at the bottom of the phone.

I’m quite convinced that most of us will be wearing mixed reality glasses three to four years from now, whether from Microsoft, Magic Leap, Apple, Amazon, Meta, or something from China (expect to see new brands evolve, just like DJI is now the biggest drone manufacturer).

Robert Scoble

I’m quite convinced Scoble is suffering from aggravated post-traumatic syndrome after Google discontinued Glass. Let’s give him a couple more years in peace to fully recover – preferably until he retires.

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