Report: Next Apple iPhone to have a 3D display

Report: Next Apple iPhone to have a 3D display
Could Apple already be working on a big feature for the next iteration of the iPhone? If you believe a new report out of China, the answer is a resounding "yes". According to a report published today, the Apple iPhone 6s (and presumably the iPhone 6s Plus) will feature a glasses-free 3D viewing experience as a main selling feature.

The report adds that Apple is busy working on the new display, which is not supported by the current in-cell technology used on current iPhone screens. Apple received a patent in September, that supports the use of holograms on an iPhone display while using multi-touch. The images would appear in 3D to the naked eye.

As many of you recall, the HTC EVO 3D brought glasses-free 3D images to its 4.3 inch screen in the summer of 2011. That fall, the LG Thrill 4G brought glasses-free 3D images to even more smartphone users. Besides offering the stereoscopic display, these models could both snap pictures in 3D. Specified YouTube videos could also be viewed in three dimensions.

One downside to using the stereoscopic 3D on a smartphone display, is that it can produce headaches and nausea. In fact, one reason to take this information with a grain of salt is the reaction that some iPhone users had to the parallax effects that were added to iOS 7. There were complaints with this feature, with some experiencing vertigo. With this in mind, it would seem doubtful that Apple would want to hear all of these complaints again without offering an easy way for users to disable it.

As usual with such an unsubstantiated report, we suggest that you take it with a grain of salt.  Mrs. Dash will do for those on a sodium restricted diet.

source: (translated) via BGR



1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Not bad.

13. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Dont trust rumours this soon!!

16. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

boring post


Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

hope so, worst gimmick evar!

39. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

I expected hologram from iron man.

41. HildyJ

Posts: 338; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Sure. And it will be sapphire. And curved. And wrap around not just one side but both sides and the back.

52. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? There are devices already with 3D displays and people says its useless and mocked them. But since its an IPhone its ok? Why do you need 3D on a phone? You need to read texts messages in 3D? The VR thingies from Samsung is equally as useless, but it is a separate purchase. 3D games and movies suck. I bought a Samsung 3D Tv and tried it for a couple days. It gives me a headache after just 1 hour of viewing. Took it back and just got the same model without 3D. PERFECT!!! 3D is cool for a movie and maybe a game, what other use would it need. Yet people say Samsung devices have to many gimmicks. Isn't this a gimmick?

58. engineer-1701d unregistered

i have the samsung 3d tv i have a few 3d dvd but not worth it only if its imax sharks on netflix. 3d

60. durag1

Posts: 35; Member since: May 29, 2012

I agree %100 Techie! HTC Evo 3D released May 2012 so that would be about right! Apple always around 2 years behind other phone manufacturers! I personal wouldn't want a 3D phone nor a iPhone for that matter. Stupid idea!

64. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I posted a comment I didn't wanna post so I quickly changed it.

67. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

It's just a rumor... don't get so emotional

78. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

When Apple does something it does it in PERFECT way.

57. engineer-1701d unregistered

iphone fire phone hahahahaha again apple redoing something done before but since ipeople will buy anything from apple they will hail it and buy it.

68. frederick333123

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

so you want everyone to hail android Fones n buy it... hahahaha... boy millions of people cant go wrong every year...just think...

75. romeo1

Posts: 818; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

By that logic everybody needs to look what others are buying. Cause if allot of people buy it and keep buying it, it must be good. " just think..." for yourself? Or what others are thinking

76. frederick333123

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

are you supportin iPhone or android phones ... ??

77. romeo1

Posts: 818; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Supportin in what way? If you mean who i give my money? That is sony the last couple of phones and tablets are from sony. If you mean which os i like more? Its android at the moment not saying ios is bad, but i like the multi tasking of android. What i like about iphone/sony/htc is the premium feel of their phones and tablets. But the last couple of years the iphone was just to small even the plus is to small for me to enjoy my multimedia needs. I had the z ultra and changed it to a z3 tablet cause i got the z2 tablet and didn't use my z ultra much for watching movies/series. I only used it to make phone calls texts and WhatsApp just because i didn't enjoy it as much as i used to cause of the z2 tablet. To come back about who im supporting. Im not supporting a brand or os. The product im buying, may it be a phone/tv/car/radio etc. It should be supporting me in my life. I like quality stuff in everything. I like it to have a good looking design, a good usability, durability and it has to feel good in my hand(for phones) Usability is the most important one for me.

79. frederick333123

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

thats great... :) and yea after all we all are customers n we shold gain

2. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

iShp: "Hey y'all android fags, my iPhone has a 3D display! Bet your phones can't do that huh?" *1 month later* Some sane guy: "Uh, dude, what's wrong with your eyes?" iShp: "waht"?

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

IShp say that already about 2K displays on Android phones. Personally I think 2k and 1080p displays are fine on phones. 3D would be nice, but if it adds to much to the cost, then it won't be worth it. Not to mention apps and games will have to be made in order to take advantage of 3D.

53. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Its not gonna add any costs because all the other hardware inside will be 2 years old and cheaper.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That was a stupid post dude.

38. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

I think you need an iShirt.

40. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Yeah, and you'z a fagdroid.

42. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Need a chill pill brother?

66. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Some sane guy that knows a lil something about Android will probably say: 3D display on phones?..thats so 2011...

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

3D is a cool thing. But you can produce some 3D effects just by using a 2D display. Look at the Amazon Fire phone for example.

25. torr310

Posts: 1677; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

It's not practical at all and increase the cost of the phone.


Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

Running out of ideas I see...

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

They used their last card and now are going to slowly bleed to death with their cash reserves like Nintendo who are strictly living off Pokemon now. Wii and Mario/Zelda are done like dinner next to GTA and Destiny and blizzard stuff. I can't wait until it's Apples turn.

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