“Some of the recent reports that predict Apple will launch some type of ‘tablet PC’ next month have mentioned that the long-rumored device will have 3D graphics,” Gus Sentementes reports for The Baltimore Sun.
“So what does ‘3D graphics’ really mean and how could it be implemented?” Sentementes wonders. “I found a recently-released patent filing which I traced back to Apple (#20090303231, Dec. 10, 2009) and which discusses in great detail a ‘touch screen device, method and graphical user interface for manipulating three-dimensional virtual objects.'”
Sentementes writes, “If Apple chooses to incorporate some of the features it outlines in this patent filing, it could essentially mean that that user-interaction experience for the iPhone or a potential ‘Tablet’ will be markedly different in some respects than the iPhone interface we’re currently using… Perhaps this – 3D graphics — is the future of Apple’s interfaces for its portable multi-function devices.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “JES42” for the heads up.]