A Kurdish inventor builds a secret screen for the iPhone that enables only the user to see the contents by wearing special glasses. Liane Wimhurst reports.
It's a problem many of us have faced - how to stop prying eyes peeking at what's on our phone screen But an inventor in Turkey claims to have solved it Celal Goger has invented a secrecy screen that turns iPhones invisible Only the wearer of these glasses can see the screen The magic is in a chip that enables the glasses to communicate with the phone (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) INVISIBLE IPHONE SCREEN MAKER, CELAL GOGER, SAYING: "I made the first one in six months, the second one in four months. The third one took me two months. Now I can make them in ten days." The residents in Goger's hometown of Bismil were impressed, And some were eager for the product to hit the market (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) BISMIL RESIDENT, NEVAH AYHAN, SAYING: "The mobile's screen is completely white, nothing can be seen, you can't see the menu. He gave me the glasses and, when I put them on, I saw the complete menu. If I had this on my mobile, nobody would see what I'm looking at or which apps I'm using when I'm commuting." (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) BISMIL RESIDENT, AHMET UGUR, SAYING: "I hope he will begin mass production so we can benefit from this invention because people can have private photos, text messages, emails or they can make personal calls. We have things we don't want others to see and we cannot currently look at those private messages and feel secure." Goger says he must register a copyright for an invisible iPhone screen before he can sell it His next plan is to invent a nanochip that can fit any glasses and turn the screen visible or invisible with a single button.