An Apple patent has been uncovered this afternoon which reveals hints that the company may add integrated projectors to its iOS device line. The schematic (pictured above) also shows a laptop with a connected projector accessory, possibly connected via Thunderbolt. Will the next generation of iPhones, iPads and iPods include projectors?
This is not the first time we’ve heard rumbling of integrated projectors from Apple. As Patently Apple notes, back in 2009 the company first hinted they would one day integrate a projector system into iOS devices. Then in 2010 a broad patent application surfaced concerning networked projection systems and later that year research teams began working on integrating a projector into a MacBook.