Next Gen iOS Up For a 3D Interface

January 14, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It’s true. A whole lot of apple patents never make it to the market, but this one is maverick enough to be newsworthy.

This time it is the interesting 3D graphical user interface of the iOS which, wait for it, responds to hovering gestures. Yeah, you heard right.

The new interface should be capable of rendering advanced 3D environments as well. The “sensor based display environment” takes readings from the gyroscope and sensors, translating them into movement on the screen.

Anyway the idea of hovering gestures steals the show. In simple terms, it means no more sticky fingers on the iPhone screen, and also an end to no sticky tasty food items near the iPhone.

For those who are interested, the first news of Apple’s 3D GUI, which involved head tracking tech, appeared all the way back in 2009. And in 2010, we saw 3D graphical user interfaces starting to make an appearance on iOS devices.

May be it goes further with this one. Apple has not exactly done many big changes in the fundamentals of the iOS, mainly in the way that applications and the home screen are handled.

So if at all the company plans to bring this one into the market, it would be a significant development. Do you think it would be nice if iOS 6 came with this 3D user interface?

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