Apple Patent Next Generation On-The-Air 3D Touch

Apple was granted 21 patents today, and one of them may change users experience in the future.  It believed the patent would be Apple’s next generation on-the-air 3D Touch feature. The new patent allows Apple to have a 3D projection for a different user interface. Called as “Optical Pattern Projection”, it allows Apple to get the depth (z-axis) instead of just x and y-axis. It is something similar to current Apple 3D Touch on Macbook and iPhone 6s, but the medium is the air, not a touch panel or touch screen. If Apple ever made it into production, you may see its application on their future desktops, Apple TV or even on Apple CarPlay.

Optical Pattern Projection

(via PatentlyApple)

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