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iPhone 5 Concept Shows Laser Keyboard and Holographic Display [Video]



When it comes to the iPhone 5, there are a number of potential leaks that add to the excitement and anticipation of waiting for Apple to share their vision for the next iPhone.

While we have a rough idea of what to expect, including a slimmer body and better camera, we still have to wait for Apple to show off the goods.

Until then, I invite you to drool over the features that San Francisco design shop Aatma envisions on a future iPhone. For the record, I doubt we will see a laser keyboard or holographic display on the next iPhone, but if Apple were able to deliver such a feature packed device, it would be enough to make me say goodbye to Android.

iPhone 5 Concept with Laser Keyboard And Holographic Display:

The killer feature for me is the laser keyboard. If Apple were able to put such a feature in the iPhone 5, we wouldn’t need bluetooth iPhone keyboards, and could jump into productivity mode anywhere there was a flat surface. You have to admit the swipe out gesture to turn the laser keyboard on is pretty sweet.

While a holographic display would be amazing, I’d prefer a built-in projector that can display an HD video on whatever wall is closest. You can already purchase pico projectors that do this, and Apple has filed patents showing that the company is investigating integrated projectors. We saw pico projectors in smartphones at CES 2010, so it is possible, but not in such a slim package — yet.

If you could pick one way out there feature to add to the next iPhone, what would it be?

Via 9to5Mac



  1. Ian Armstrong

    08/25/2011 at 1:02 am

    Well, you know, other than the fact you’d need a hydrogen fuel cell attached to make it stay on for 8 hours these are grand concepts ;)

    • Nando Lopez

      08/25/2011 at 6:48 am

      On that note… My concept would be hydrogen fuel cells. Preferably one that converts to pure H2O so that I can drink from my iPhone too

  2. falken

    08/25/2011 at 1:29 pm

    Lol? This is like impossible. Not the keyboard, but the holo. Especially so thin?

    • Pablo

      09/05/2011 at 1:43 pm

      Falken, people in china and japan have already developed such an item at bars where you can sit down and watch holograms just like TV’s, aswell as laser keyboards

      • Kordell

        12/21/2011 at 12:34 am

        yes it very true they haven’t quite made 3D holograms(unless its from all sides they have prototype shots for other inventions with it but not from light imaging from one side at least 5) (odd isn’t it) but they have had 2d for about 20 years (look it up they’re much more simpler than you would think) but thats a stationary photo not a video

      • Dfs

        02/16/2012 at 6:26 pm

         Holograms need a glass surface to be projected on to. If you ever see a 3D or projected hologram you will see this.

        You can’t make light just stop at a pre-dermined location to create an image in mid air

        • sigma

          03/13/2012 at 4:15 am

          in holograms light doesn’t stops in mid air rather it interfere  with the another beam of light thereby forming hologram!

      • Yk

        08/07/2012 at 8:20 pm

        Not China. Their standard of tech is really at ground level. Even their prime minister or whatever admitted it.
        Japan, yes. I went to an exhibition where this almost human machine walks in two feet, climbs stairs, talks, plays tennis, etc.

      • Yk

        08/07/2012 at 8:20 pm

        Not China. Their standard of tech is really at ground level. Even their prime minister or whatever admitted it.
        Japan, yes. I went to an exhibition where this almost human machine walks in two feet, climbs stairs, talks, plays tennis, etc. So I’d reckon Japan might have done that.

    • Anonymous

      11/20/2011 at 11:34 pm

      Your stupid for thinking holograms are impossible smh -__-

      • Dfs

        02/16/2012 at 6:40 pm

         they are without out a surface to be projected on.
        Go look at a real hologram and you will see this

  3. joycross

    09/06/2011 at 6:03 pm

    wow to laser keyboard

  4. Netbywork

    09/08/2011 at 9:11 am

    Laser keyboard is NOT a NEW technology.
    Since 2004 its a “new” etch. (
    Apple just work about the hardware size.


    09/25/2011 at 3:53 pm

    Lazier keyboard hands down because u need the keyboard for almost everything on an iPhone like texting emails and Internet but the projector would only be used for movies because you wouldn’t be able to do facet face because your iPhone camera wouldn’t Be able to See you if it’s sitting on a table projecting an image, but yea lazer keyboard is awesome

  6. Not Impressed

    09/28/2011 at 2:56 pm

    What good is a lazer keyboard when I’m standing or don’t have a desk to type at?  Just give me a slide out keyboard so it’s practical and can be used in the places I actually carry my iPhone!

    • U R Wrong

      10/22/2011 at 3:56 pm

      You can add a keyboard to your iphone4, just buy it

    • Yk

      08/07/2012 at 9:09 pm

      Man, relax. This is probably not gonna happen.

  7. Jacobs_Brice

    10/04/2011 at 3:58 pm

    As a business professional with the iPhone 4 a laser keyboard would be amazing for flights, at work,and on the go. I vote keyboard all the way!

  8. Raksasom

    10/05/2011 at 11:06 pm

    I would like to see the next generation of iphone, ipad, mac and ipod. I love to find out information about of these new technologies. I hope iphone 5 will be come out and successfull. I hope the next iphone touch on holographic light and that must be very awsome.
    From Raksa Som

    • Sarah Kaye

      10/07/2011 at 1:03 pm

      I think in the next year or so it would have a holographic person say on skype so u can see then in person standing up like on movies!

  9. Shalangxiecruz

    10/09/2011 at 1:58 am

    is this real….??

    • Kordell

      12/21/2011 at 12:37 am

      its in flight prototype or what ever you want to call it mode its said to come out in the next 3 years i think or they will be screwed by the other companies Apple all the way but its just going through the test of time.

  10. Admxr

    10/13/2011 at 5:13 pm

    hi guys i just wanna know if this iphone 5 is i phone 4s ot this is the next version after iphone 4 s?

    • Smokecrazy525

      04/13/2012 at 2:42 pm

      It’s the version after iPhone 4s
      The only thing cool about the 4s is Siri

  11. Joshbanchard

    10/15/2011 at 11:49 pm

    Here is something that’s way out there. Give unlimited data back.

  12. Ikramkhan11692

    11/05/2011 at 11:50 pm

    hai……it is really mind blowing

                laser keyboard is not a matter with the present technology …….but the hologram unbelievable!!!

    because why im wondering is…. we can not see the light with out making it to fall on some matter(small partials( like smoke) or a surface,wall) …………

    but in air only gas and very few  dust partials……it is impossible(i cont say that word but with present tech now)to use the dust matter in air for this hologram not possible….

        the way what i can think off is gas …in atmosphere (78.09% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.969  other ) ……hear it look like the are making use of NITROGEN scattering effect  for this because it only more in atmosphere to get scattered and produce HD picture  
    ……can any one help me on this…… mail-id:   [email protected]   ………thank u..

    • Kordell

      12/21/2011 at 12:40 am

      i think that if two lasers of high enough power overlap they make a solid dot so it could be as I’m trying to prototype this as we speak 

      • Csatrad

        04/12/2012 at 1:29 am

         Don’t even try. Light travels as a wave, and wave can be stacked in the same “dot” infinitelly (thats how microwave heat levels work) So they won’t collide, they would only stack. Am I the only one who been in a lazershow before???

  13. Ikramkhan11692

    11/06/2011 at 2:33 am

    It is really a great cool…………………………………………………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!

     Made me to think about the future………made me to think how it is possible…..finaliy i got a solution for it………….with in few hours !!!!!!!  I found it to be fake video………………. How ever thank u for great teasty mind blowing lunch………..

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  21. Reymond_monskie

    11/28/2011 at 11:12 am

    nice.. i like it…. it’s already launch in d market??

    • lolo

      05/15/2012 at 4:30 am

      not even launched yet

  22. Sirchaseman

    11/29/2011 at 2:26 pm

    A surface that acts as a small scale would be cool

  23. Abhishek shah

    12/03/2011 at 10:45 pm


    • Rob

      12/18/2011 at 3:54 pm

      No that’s why they call it concept

  24. Nickhough9

    12/27/2011 at 5:45 am

    This is Star Wars stuff!

  25. mudkip

    12/30/2011 at 8:42 pm

    all your base are belong to us.

  26. Jasonbaisley

    01/02/2012 at 6:34 pm

    Built in fm transmitter so you can listen to music/videos on any stereo, and I know that would be a reasonable possibility for apple.

  27. Audrey

    01/23/2012 at 5:16 pm

    where are the videos?

  28. Alexrockz14

    02/01/2012 at 3:51 am

    I really think its cool and everything but it seems too awesome to be real…

  29. Dawsonwm

    03/11/2012 at 9:27 pm

    Projector, or the keyboard

  30. Andrew M

    03/19/2012 at 5:57 pm

    That is amazing, Holographic display ! =D im excited for when it comes out ina few months

  31. Sierraman

    03/26/2012 at 5:18 am

    Doubt we will see such features in the foreseeable future…far fitched imagination…I will give it about 40-50 years before we see phones with holographic display abilities, again, far far fetched imagination!!!!

    • N Kowasic

      03/29/2012 at 8:18 am

      40-50 years!!! You are ridiculous! Technology capability doubles itself every 2 years And I say this by Moore’s Law!!! All you are doing is altering light to produce an image, if we can use crystal to alter light an produce images (tv’s) then why would this technology be unattainable in the very near future. Think X-box Kinnect and the virtual keyboards already in use we can already track movement and produce a display… this technology is right around the corner! In 50 years we will have space stations on other planets with hologram telecommunications to and from earth!!! LOL

      • Haha

        03/31/2012 at 8:07 pm

        The last thing your saying about having space stations on other planets, no that will take about i bet 2 to 3 hundred years for that to happen, we have only been going up to space for just 60 sum odd years!1

    • Haybon

      03/31/2012 at 8:03 pm

      Your wrong we have that tec today. There just waiting for the right time to put it out on the market.

  32. Csatrad

    04/12/2012 at 1:47 am

    They could try making holograms that would look like the plazma TV-s. Loads of dynamic flashes. But it would be black and white i think. By using protons and elektrons shot in an angle to collide in mid air. Since one is antimatter the other is matter the flash of energie produced on impact could form the pixels of a picture. They only have to take account the quantum movement of both matter. If they can control it or even use it as an advantage to work with less and make more. (like 1 elektron divide into soo much it practicly form the picture). Yeah if they use 1 beam emmitter and use nano or less sized scale slit still inside the mobile controled by kwartz crystals or whatever and force the elektron to spread in a pattern.

    Altho the only weakness of this theory (what i can see that is), that  matter (electron) and anti-matter (proton) may not collide whlie they are in wave form.

    I heard that they could make an elektron weaker by some method and then directed it over a processor on a computer and the electrons absorbed the heat to regain theire energy levels thus clooling the processor. If it’s true, then they could use it to shot reducced energy particles so they might lose theire ablity to travel in waveform and turn into a form where collide is possible and it could control the place in a 3D eninvoriment where they happens to do so.

    • Scientist

      05/17/2012 at 7:01 am

      You’re an idiot.

    • Csatard' s Dad

      07/23/2012 at 9:11 am

      Csatard plz go to school and read your Science book more often.

  33. Penis

    04/12/2012 at 5:26 pm


  34. Nashenas_naive

    04/15/2012 at 12:52 pm

    if the apple really going to make lase keyboard , then every one will through away their iphon4s , and buy or make a contract with new iphon5

  35. ub

    05/03/2012 at 12:24 am

    how much is price of the iphone 5 mobile phone?

  36. .

    05/08/2012 at 9:03 pm

    That penis comment was great. I was dieing after reading Sheldon cooper’s response with tons of mispellings

  37. philip

    05/29/2012 at 12:42 pm

    I don’t think Apple can make it cheap enough for the mainstream market.
    To incorporate laser keyboard and holigraph This would be at least $500 more on top of $500. A $1000+ plus iphone ?

    If they did this would be a iphone 5+ phone. Not the mainstream iphone 5.

  38. annoynous

    06/20/2012 at 8:01 am

    so ciool

  39. annoynous

    06/20/2012 at 8:02 am

    i mean so cool :)

  40. annoynous

    06/20/2012 at 8:03 am

    i want one

  41. Pete

    06/26/2012 at 11:16 pm

    Good Lord Csatrad, that is some imagination you have! But seriously, it was all wrong… Oh, and laser keyboards rock.

  42. haleemgad

    06/30/2012 at 8:37 am

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  43. haleemgad

    06/30/2012 at 8:42 am

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  44. haleemgad

    06/30/2012 at 8:54 am

    Ghost iPhone

  45. Jameshk

    07/17/2012 at 1:24 pm

    Holograph because just imagine if you talking to some one on who’s on their iPhone while your on your iPhone just imagine if you could see them and they could see you as in like a video using the camera to stream look at Google I’m sure every one would have said the idea of Google glasses would be impossible so you know what they did THEY MADE they showed every one just because something is far fetched doesn’t make it impossible some simply can’t see outside the box to the future.

  46. hify

    07/18/2012 at 5:35 am

    jeeeez this is awesome… holographic tech, laser keyboard… dont let dos guys here of impossible… cos dey would bring out its possibility

  47. Trollan

    09/12/2012 at 4:58 pm

    Iphone 5 release, it’s still plain, Nothing to see here guys move along.

  48. fartlark

    09/14/2012 at 10:06 am

    lol…Richard Simmons holograph is coming to get u!!!!

  49. Jon

    09/18/2012 at 1:51 pm

    Disney will have a better chance at a holographic phone than Apple. Disney has had the lead in technology since 1940’s

  50. visha

    10/17/2012 at 7:54 am

    does i phone 5 really have holographic displays abd laser keyboard? need an aswer haiz

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