The Apple iPhone 5 keyboard rumors are running wild after an “iPhone 5 Concept Features” video, showing a laser keyboard and hologram projection, went viral on youtube. While the laser keyboard is a possibility, Aatma Studio, who made the video, says people should not expect it when the new iPhone 5 is released in October.
Prashanth Shantharam says people are confused by the concept video. What he and his peers at Aatma Studio were trying to demonstrate is the possibility of using the hologram keyboard on all smartphones, not just the iPhone.
The iPhone 5 concept video shows a laser keyboard and hologram projection, but not for the iPhone 5.
With all the hype over Steve Jobs resigning as CEO, the iPhone 5 is under some pressure to deliver – especially with the iPhone 4 falling below expectations.
The “iPhone 5 Concept Features” video shows a very thin handset that includes a laser keyboard and holographic projection, allowing the user to create a keyboard on any flat space.
“We're pretty sure that the iPhone 5 which will come out in October will not have all these features,” Shantharam told the Herald Sun. “I'm not sure about the timeframe, but it's definitely in the realm of possibility.”
What Shantharam didn’t tell the Herald Sun was why the studio labeled the video “iPhone 5” and said the phone used in the video was an iPhone 5, when it clearly isn’t the iPhone 5.
The laser keyboard isn’t the first iPhone 5 keyboard rumor. In February, the iPhone 5 buzz was about a slide out keyboard with physical keys - not nearly as fancy or innovative as the laser, hologram combination.
Laser keyboards aren’t new, but having them for a smartphone would be groundbreaking. IBM used laser keyboards in 1992, but they have never been introduced to the mass-market. Using a hologram hasn’t either.
Will the iPhone 5 change that? Probably not given the logistics and the feelings from Aatma Studios, but there’s always hope for the iPhone 6.
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