Just as we have, so many times in the past, we are once again waiting for the release of a new iPhone, this time the iPhone 8. People are wondering just what kind of new technology they may have included as an upgrade from the previous ones to entice us into getting it as soon as it arrives. In answer to that, if rumors are to be believed, the new iPhone will have more facial recognition technology which allows it to unlock your phone by simply recognizing your face. To some people, it is the ultimate form of security.
Now no one will be able to access your phone without your permission. It's not like they can just shove it in your face while you sleep anything. Think about it. Doesn't it seem like that might take down privacy just a tad? That aside, let's talk about a more pressing issue. It is been about 10-years since you first iPhone was announced. The first iPhone was released June 29th, 2007.
Since its release, all subsequent models have provided, are incremental gains, more memory, longer battery life and so on. Now, it is important to note that the changes that came in the earlier years, were more incredible than those we have had in recent times. I think this is because Steve Jobs demanded it. Now, let me ask you, where is the Holographic iPhone? The one that is able to project, scan and record 3-D objects? I believe Steve would have brought us that by now, but then Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs
Maybe in order to answer that question, you need to read up on the topic of innovation philosophy and the history of Silicon Valley. Get a copy of "The Intel Trinity" by Michael S. Malone, a former reporter for the Mercury News in Silicon Valley. You can also check out a lovely YouTube video lecture given by Malone as well as several interviews.
Another interesting read is the article in the Singularity Institute online news published on February 14th, 2017 with the title; "Holograms Aren't The Stuff of Science Fiction Anymore" by Peter Rejcek. The article stated that: "A study published online in Nature Photonics by a team of researchers in Korea has developed a 3D holographic display that they write performs more than 2600 times better than existing technologies. Meanwhile, researchers led by a team in Australia claimed in the journal Optica to have invented a miniature device that creates the highest-quality holographic images to date. The papers were published within three days of each other last month."
So yes, there really is no good reason why we don't yet have a Holographic iPhone. The technology exists, and it can be miniaturized with proper R&D funding. Apple has enough money to do it as well. I just think that the reason we don't yet have this phone is that they are too busy enjoying the cash cow that is these iPhones being produced and they have forgotten or simply lost touch with Steve's vision for Apple and the iPhone which. A vision which should not die with the visionary. The new iPhone releases really have to be something amazing or very soon, the company will succumb to the growing competition and see their stocks crumble.