As Quartz mention, Apple has a secret patent: transparent laser TV which the light source is lasers last year. For some technology issues, the power and quality of image, Apple suspend such crazy laser TV project. If not, Apple develop it underground and launch with a revolution way, another iphone in TV industry.
Actually it is not only a patent for TV, but portable device, such as mobile phone, tablet, desktop computer screen or other devices. Detail patent contents see Transparent electronic device. The main application object maybe the next generation iphone!
The abstract of patent is:
“A method and system for displaying images on a transparent display of an electronic device. The display may include one or more display screens as well as a flexible circuit for connecting the display screens with internal circuitry of the electronic device. Furthermore, the display screens may allow for overlaying of images over real world viewable objects, as well as a visible window to be present on an otherwise opaque display screen. Additionally, the display may include active and passive display screens that may be utilized based on images to be displayed.”
Apple always give us big and crazy surprise, do what things that normal people think is impossible. Apple transparent Laser TV, transparent iphone, transparent ipad, great and science fiction living like iron man in the future.