It might sound like a bold prediction, but the iPhone will get a holographic display in the coming years. And this isn’t wishful thinking based on what sci-fi movies told me to expect from the future. There are pieces of evidence here and there that indicate Apple is clearly interested in this particular type of technology, even though the company is far from announcing anything at this time.
The latest piece of the puzzle is U.S. Patent No. 9,250,734, first seen by AppleInsider. Titled Proximity and multi-touch sensor detection and demodulation, the recently awarded Apple patent details screen technology that would allow users to interact with various devices — including iPhone, iPad and Mac — with hand gestures by simply hovering over the display.