Apple was granted a patent for a transparent screen, according to a report from Daily Mail.
The report suggests that the Cupertino-tech giant is planning to use see-through displays in next iPhones.
The company is rumored to be building a completely new phone possibly dubbed the iPhone 8. It is expected to come this September with premium features including edge-to-edge display and long-range wireless charging.
The iPhone 8 is said to feature an OLED screen. The patent shows that the company is also considering an OLED screen.
There are one or more openings in the display to form a window through which users may view an external object, according to the patent.
The iPhone maker could hide the camera, ear speaker and light sensors beneath the screen.
The transparent screen seems to be the company’s first step towards the world of augmented reality.
Apple is believed to be working with Carl Zeiss on augmented reality. The companies, according to a Zeiss employee, are expected to announce a pair of augmented reality/mixed reality glasses sometimes this year, blogger Roberty Scoble said in a post.
Source: Daily Mail