The next gen iPhone could be 3D-capable, leaked images suggest, despite signs in the wider entertainment industry that consumers’ appetite for 3D media could be waning.
Images sourced by Chinese tech site 175wan, which were picked up on by Slash Gear, show what appear to be dual snappers embedded in the rear of an Apple-branded phone.
Assuming they’re not fakes, the blurrycam photos suggest that Apple could be planning to load up its next smartphone with the same stereoscopic 3D technology featured in the LG Optimus 3D, Nintendo 3DS and the HTC Evo 3D.
That’d mean it’d be capable of recording 3D video and taking still snaps. And could offer 3D playback of your mini movies and bona-fide Hollywood blockbusters too.
However, before you go getting all carried away, it’s worth pointing out that even Slash Gear isn’t convinced that the images are the real deal.
Given that 175wan is pretty is much unknown even among tech watchers, we’re equally inclined to be incredulous. And we’re also sceptical for the simple reason that we just can’t see Apple getting on board with something that’s so gimmicky – especially if uber-purist and design doyenne Jonnny Ive has any say in the matter.
The report also claims that the iPhone 5 could pack a four-inch screen – a full 0.5 inches larger than the display featured on the current iteration of the handset.