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Transparent TV from Apple facing Patent Issues

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Published on : May 20, 2015

It has been rumored for quite some time that Apple had planned to enter the TV market. However, according to Wall Street Journal, the firm is once again working on ground breaking see through display for TV screen which will be way different from any TV ever invented in the history. Sadly, this project was shelved by Apple past year.

Last year, the tech giant Apple awarded a patent for a transparency display which used lasers to display images. However, when it was off, the screen would resemble as a pane of glass. But in theory this would like a regular TV when the gadget was turned on. The reason behind scrapping this project was at the radical design of TV could not deliver a high quality picture and required a tremendous amount of power.

Apple did not develop its plans past their research stage as the light that was seeping through the screen was negatively influencing the display picture’s quality. Previously, Apple had suggested that this technology had the potential to be used on tablets too, according to the US Patent and Trademark Office.

On any display generally the picture quality needs clarity and black and white should look as black and white and colors should be displayed vibrantly. However, if the background of a display bleeds via the other side then the picture quality suffers. So, even if companies tend to figure out to make a transparent screen they need to work on a high resolution delivery compared to a conventional display.

Whether Apple will continue on this project or not is not clear. The release date for the futuristic transparency TVs are under speculation.