Skip to content

Apple patents a new device that would have the speakers under the screen

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted several patents to Apple today, although the most striking has been one in particular. This patent shows a future iPhone or iPad that would have a flexible OLED screen and would have a very interesting feature: the speaker grill would be integrated into the screen itself , with hardly any perception. In addition, we would see a transparent screen at the top of the terminal that would be centred on augmented reality.

With this patent, Cupertino’s would be taking advantage of a feature of OLED screens that would allow them to integrate the slits of the speakers into the glass itself , as you can see in the image below that we have found in Patently Apple. If you look at the speaker would be placed in one of the corners of the device and could be bent.

Apple patents a new device that would have the speakers under the screen
Apple patents a new device that would have the speakers under the screen

Another important aspect of this patent and that you can see in the image above is the existence of a screen at the back of the terminal that would be transparent . This would be very useful for the augmented reality that Apple wants to exploit with its latest devices helped by the operating system. With this one, we will be able to visualize objects in the back of the iPhone or iPad. Apple describes it in the patent itself in the following way:

“It is a perspective view of an illustrative electronic device that has a transparent window region of the type that can be formed from an opening or openings in a screen”.

With this, you can combine augmented reality with virtual reality, being able to visualize objects through this screen and show us information about them as if they were virtual reality glasses. All this is still too green but it gives us a view of where Apple is working, although now, all we can do is to take guesses from these images.

What do you think of this patent? Leave your opinion in the comment box.