Holograms coming to iPhones?

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    Thunderbolt? Retina display laptops?
     
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    Exactly, Apple is now on the forefront of new technology where it really matters for consumers. Imagine holographic display elements that you can perform gestures on, no more having to touch the screen. That is the holy grail - if Apple can get there first it's GAME OVER.
     
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    I forgot about thunderbolt, I'll give you that one. Retina display isn't a new technology though, it's just a high-res display.
     
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    They were the first to implement it into laptops. It's irrelevant how new it is... they were the first to the punch. They're being a little more "forefronty" than usual. Remember the original Bondi Blue iMac? That thing had USB ports when nothing else did and removed a lot of standard ports. People thought Apple was nuts... then USB became wildly popular.
     
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    Retina displays still aren't new tech (or even an actual thing other than a marketing term), but I see your point about Thunderbolt (I don't remember the USB thing). I still stand by my prediction that Apple won't be the first to implement this (if the actually do).
     
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    "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons." - Popular Mechanics, 1949

    "We will never make a 32-bit operating system." - Bill Gates, 1989
     
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    I agree that this sort of tech is inevitable, but I think is as useful to a phone as 3D was. This is the sort of tech that solves problems we don't have.
     
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    Apple only see it when it is possible in the market. Lesson from first one who brought GUI, but Windows makes it the right time, right moment. Remember windows 95 ? It is not about who is there first.
     
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    It is true though in term of business.
     
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    Unrelated... Please make a valid comparison
     
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    An IO port that will never become a massive standard? Not with 45 dollar cables anyway. USB 3 will be the king. And btw, Apple did NOT develop Thunderbolt, Intel did.

    And so, they put a high res display on a Laptop? Wooooo!

    There are displays in existence with MUCH better ability than the Apple Retina displays ( which also was not developed by Apple )

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    Game over? How? Who the **** wants of needs a hologram on their phone? It would just be a gimmick like the Nintendo 3DS
     
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    I think you missed the point of the post. New implementation of new tech... that was it. Not an argument over what crap Apple invented. Just saying. Glad you got to enjoy a rant, though.
     
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    Implementation...as if things like thunderbolt or high res displays would never be adopted if Apple hadn't said lets do it?
     
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    A high-res display used to render more detail rather than more content as has been traditional for high-res displays.
     
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    Oh, and while it was a discussion about implantation rather than invention, Apple did develop the connector that Thunderbolt now uses (miniDP)
     
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    Didn't say that either, but you can keep finding things to argue about, I don't mind. :)
     
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    Its a display that offers no more usable space, and not much greater quality unless you sit right uo to the display. Its a cool idea, but its far from a new technology, and even further from a significantly worthwhile one.
     
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    Indeed. Also, retina displays are far from the most detailed. You should see a 4k display.
     
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    Maybe not to you. But to photographers and Asian language readers* its a big deal.

    *Chinese logograms contain more subtle detail than western scripts, and historically have not rendered very well digitally.
     
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    In reality, these are some of the technologies Apple popularized by making it accessible to consumers:

    GUI
    Mouse
    USB
    Wifi
    Portable device that don't need a 200 page manual to operate
    Multi-touch
     

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