“On June 7, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their work on possible new QuickTime interface controls,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“The new controls will allow users to set a speed of playback which will provide users with superior playback accuracy,” Purcher reports. “The new controls temporarily replace the traditional timeline scrubber. When the user taps on the scrubber, the interface will begin to morph and pop-out in 3D fashion to reveal the new interface controls.”

Purcher writes, “While today’s patent may not be a stunning new concept, it could definitely end up being very practical for many users.”

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