“The US Patent & Trademark Office [has] published a patent application from Apple that reveals a hot 3D eye-tracking based interface that will be used for gaming, digital photography and videography, biometrics and surveillance applications while being an OS feature option for iOS devices and Apple’s iMac,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“The technology may work in conjunction with Apple’s previous work on 3D which touched on head tracking and unique ambient light features technologies,” Purcher reports. “Apple wowed us earlier this year with a patent which demonstrated that they’re paving the way for a new 3D GUI.”

Purcher reports, “Today’s patent adds fuel to that fire. Apple’s 3D GUI patent trend is really picking up momentum…”

More in the full article, including Apple’s patent application illustrations, here.