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3D iPhone incoming?

3D iPhone incoming?

A 3D capable iPhone is a very distinct possibility in years to come, after it emerged that Apple is conducting trials with the technology for its smartphones.

According to Apple Insider, Apple has filed a patent application for dual camera-based tech that would enable 3D image and video capture. The filing doesn’t make reference to video playback, but if Cupertino is planning to implement 3D in its purest, this would be almost a given.

We are, however, clearly informed that the proposed method would mark a "paradigm shift from the known software-based approaches” to 3D favoured by other market players and the processing of 3D images would be undertaken by the hardware. This apparently has the potential to deliver higher quality images than the tech already out there.

It’s not yet known when 3D might actually make an appearance on an Apple smartie. But the fact that the patent has just been discovered suggests that there’s pas de chance of if featuring on the iPhone 5.

In the meantime, if you want 3D on your handset you'll have to content yourself with LG's Optimus 3D or the European edition of the HTC Evo 3D.


Apple Insider

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