“In today’s published patent, Apple takes their future OS dashboard into hyper-drive with 3D widgets,” Purcher reports. “These next generation 3D widgets will actually provide different features, attributes and/or distinct functionality depending on which side of the widget you click on. The user will be able to lift and rotate the widgets to expose these various functions and could be an extraordinary tool that will save you time and useless repetitiveness.”
Purcher writes, “With Google running scared of Apple’s possible next moves and/or ramp-up into 3D variations of OS X and iPhone OS, they just acquired BumpTop on May 2, 2010… The question becomes, what does Google know about Apple’s 3D operating systems that have them on the run?”
Much more in the full article, including patent application illustrations, here.