New “Always-On” Display for the iPhone?

Apple It seems that Apple has put out a patent on a new display technology. The patent shows a sort of two-layer backlight system that would allow for an “always-on” display for the iPhone while at the same time using very little battery power. This would allow for a sort of status notification without having to turn the iPhone on essentially giving you the ability to see if you have a missed call, text message, voicemail or a new email. This would be very similar to some of the lock screen status notification applications available on jailbroke iPhones but, without even having to turn your iPhone on! AppleInsider has a very nice article about the patent that include a few images. Below is a quote from the article and one of the patent images.
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iDimLight 1.0

iDimLight iDimLight is an application that allows you to enter an amount of time, after the screen has not been touched, that you would like the backlight to dim. When you open the application you will get a pop-up in which you can enter after how many seconds you would like your backlight to dim. For example, if you would like your backlight to dim 2 minutes after the screen has not been touched, you will want to enter 120 seconds. Make sure you enter the time in seconds! Once you have entered the time, select OK. You will then get a pop-up saying it has been set, select OK again. You will then get another pop-up asking [Read more…]