The next generation iPhones may start yet another revolution in the IT industry by introducing 3D motion controls like the touch interface, which was introduced to the world when Apple started the iconic iPhone Smartphone series. These speculations had skyrocketed since US Patent and Trademark Office released an Apple patent application, this week, which was filed in July last year.
Apple’s ‘Sensor Based Display Environment’
Apple has reportedly applied for a patent titled, ‘Sensor based display environment’ that deals with the 3-D motion control interface which can kick start the next significant change in mobile technology. Apple Insider reported that the patent has dealt on a fully mapped display 3D environment based on data from an integrated device sensor usually a gyroscope or compass.
What is Inside the Patent?
The new 3D GUI will not be a touch gesture screen. Instead, by changing the orientation of the iPhone a user can interact with the device and navigate through the interface. Due to the smaller size of the mobile display, interacting with the 3D interface will be difficult. Both hands are needed with one hand holding the device and other interacting with the user interface. In addition to the previously mentioned qualities, the new 3D motion control interface will have an added feature named ‘snap to’ which can speed up the navigation process through the interface. Thus, certain motion gestures can take you directly to a pre programmed function, or open up a specific application that is installed on the interface OS.
Apple has been a synonym of perfection for decades, fans are curiously waiting for 3D motion control, to make its debut, and the new 3D motion control interface is expected to revolutionize mobile gadgets since the patent filing was made public.