Apple is Working on a 3D Graphical User Interface for iOS Devices

Posted January 12, 2012 at 8:08pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8953 views

Apple is working on a 3D Graphical User Interface for iOS devices that will work with proximity sensor arrays and will respond to hovering gestures, according to a Patently Apple report.

A patent application published today covers a 3D display environment that uses orientation data obtained from onboard sensors to display a perspective view without the user needing to touch the display.

In some implementations, a computer-implemented method is performed by one or more processors onboard a handheld mobile device. The method includes generating a 3D display environment; receiving first sensor data from one or more sensors onboard the mobile device, where the first sensor data is indicative of a first orientation of the mobile device relative to a reference coordinate frame; determining a first perspective projection of the 3D display environment based on the first sensor data; displaying the first perspective projection of the 3D display environment on a display of the mobile device; receiving second sensor data from the one or more sensors onboard the mobile device, where the second sensor data is indicative of a second orientation of the mobile device relative to the reference coordinate frame; determining a second perspective projection of the 3D display environment based on the second sensor data; and displaying the second perspective projection of the 3D display environment on the display of the mobile device.

A much more in depth analysis of the patent application can be found by visiting Patently Apple at the link below...

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Mustang - January 13, 2012 at 6:59pm
Samsung will copy this in no time ;)
Big Black Azz - January 13, 2012 at 12:02pm
Old news...saw this last year
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