Key word in the title of this article: Rumor. However much people would love to see a 3D display on an iPad, I don’t see it as being very likely. Despite this, one of Business Insider’s sources claims Apple does have plans to introduce a three-dimensional display to the next generation tablet. According to 9to5Mac, the source is most likely getting his wires crossed. Cook&Co are allegedly working on some 3D gestures, to allow users control of their iDevices using hand movements, without touching the screen. There is also and app which uses the front facing camera to fool the user in to seeing 3D.
My opinion of the technology has always been a negative one. Firstly, most 3D technology requires glasses, and since I wear them already for TV watching, movie-going and working already, I’d hate to have to put on another pair on top. Secondly, it hurts my eyes. I’ve only looked at 3D a couple of times, and both times I struggled to see the illusion, instead just seeing some blurred outlines. It made me nauseous. Despite the fact that it’s insanely popular at the moment, I still see it as something of a gimmick. As a film snob, I’d rather see Hollywood spend the money on decent stories for once instead of just trying to wow everyone with special effects, explosions and scantily clad women.
What about you guys? Do you love 3D or could you do without it? Would you want to see it in an Apple product?