Today’s iPhones are slimmer, lighter, more powerful, have longer battery life, and better screens and cameras than the original. What else is Apple working on for future iPhones? Brain wave controls.
Think It, Do It, Or Not
A recent news report claims Apple, Samsung, and HTC are showing interest in adopting ultra-thin heat pipes to cool down their future smartphones. Oh, really?
Yes, really. NEC already has a liquid-cooled CPU in the Medias X smartphone in Japan. Why? Heat.
Ever increasing CPU power and improved battery life and tiny radio and memory circuits generate heat, and customers don’t like heat.
What else is Apple working on for future iPhones? Brain wave controls. Don’t laugh. It makes perfect sense. If Google can launch a mobile computer-in-glasses, Apple can be devoting time and resources to brain wave controls for future devices.
Why wouldn’t Apple be considering such futuristic functionality? News reports say Apple looked at sapphire to replace Gorilla glass as the iPhone’s screen of choice (Apple nixed that idea).
Some smartphones have built-in eye recognition and can perform certain functions simply by the front facing camera following the movements of your eye. I’m sure Apple is working on a Mood iPhone, too. Think of it as a high tech mood ring which changes functionality based upon reading the temperature of your hand or fingers as you hold or use your iPhone.
Despite the company’s famed secrecy, it’s actually easy to figure out what Apple is working on for future products. After all, even Apple says they look at 1,000 options for every one that ships. So, you can be sure they’re looking at all sorts of functionality that won’t see the light of day.
Solar powered iPhones? Sure, Apple is mulling that over, too. Hydrogen cell iPhones? Of course. 5-inch or 6-inch displays for iPhone? Certainly. For all of Apple’s history of game changing industries (PC, iPod, Music, iPhone, iPad), the company is quite deliberate about day-to-day basic features and functionality, and seldom leads the pack.
Here are two components I don’t expect that Apple is working on, or has ever considered. A physical keyboard. A stylus.
Oh, one more thing, regarding the title ‘Apple Wants Brain Wave Controls For New iPhone?,’ there’s a rule of thumb to consider. If a headline ends with a question mark, the answer is usually ‘no.’