Apple has filed an application to patent a technology that will enable traditional backlighting to be supplemented or replaced by external light sources like the sun. According to this filing, the technique will help in achieving three goals
- Make displays more visible in bright sunlight
- Will cut down on the power needed to backlight displays
- Help make batteries smaller
Apple has already filed a few patent applications that seek to bring solar energy trapping casings that will help in improving the longevity of the iDevices. With this patent, it is clear that the company is pretty focused on this idea. The question however is, will this concept be available in the upcoming model of the iPhone?
[via The Register]