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: UDN.com (translated) via BGR

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