DigiTimes reports that Foxlink, a subsidiary of Apple’s iPhone manufacturer Foxconn, is currently developing its own micro projector technology that should start showing up on devices as soon as next year.

International brand vendors, including Nokia, Samsung Electronics and Apple, reportedly all plan to launch handsets with built-in micro projectors by the end of this year, indicated the sources, adding that Foxlink is likely to benefit from the emerging trend due to its strong business relationships with Nokia and Apple.

Such a projector would allow you to project videos from your iPhone to an external surface. While that’s a lovely rumor we’d like to be confirmed, I think it’s very unlikely that we’ll see a micro projector on the iPhone for a few years. It’s still a very “bulky technology” that wouldn’t physically fit on an iPhone without altering its neat design.