Apple’s New Projector?Featured, Tech — By Mike Ruest on March 16, 2010 at 2:59 pm
Back in 2009, Digitimes reported that Apple was working on a portable projector device for 2010. Now, Patently Apple has reported of more patent filings by Apple indicating that a patent has been filed that could put a projector into an iPhone, or a MacBook Pro, or an Airport Express device.
If Apple does bring this projector to light (pardon the pun) –my money is that they will incorporate a projector into a new Airport Express. Especially since the patent filing specifically mentions that the device would also work as a router and wireless hub. In addition, the wording seems to indicate that the projector could also receive video feeds from other networkable devices. With Keynote and possibly PowerPoint coming to the iPad, it makes sense for Apple to have a new device to handle presentations. So if cell phones can function as a Pico projector, then why not an Apple device?