“I believe Apple may be poised to do for 3D printing what it did for desktop publishing, given a recent patent I saw pop up on a U.K. news site,” Tim Bajarin writes for PC Magazine. “The folks at the Daily Mail uncovered an Apple patent that I think is quite interesting, and needs to be watched closely. It talks about a new way Apple could integrate lasers into its mobile products to map images.”
“Given Apple’s past, I believe Apple may place a solid bet on 3D image capture innovation, and take advantage of the trends in 3D printers that are poised to go beyond the world of hobbyists as early as the next holiday season,” Bajarin writes. “I would not even be surprised if it sells a branded 3D printer.”
Bajarin writes, “However, if Apple shows its hand on this soon I don’t think the rest of the market will sit back as it did during the first four years of desktop publishing”
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