One element that has yet to be fully developed in cameras and phones is 3D images (Three Dimensional View, perfect combination of depth with height and width). 3D movies like Avatar has made this technology very popular and since then most of the famous movies have been released in 3D. A spark of 3D technology was seen on cell phones like HTC Evo 3D although it had a poor performance for the imaging of this style. Now Apple seems to be interested in joining in this race registering a patent for its new technology in 3D camera for iOS.
Patently Apple managed to find a patent created by the Cupertino company, which would serve as a camera to capture photos and videos in 3D. This camera would differential the use of micro lenses for manipulating polarized light and multiple sensors to improve depth perception of the environment. The device could be used for various purposes as well as on iPhone and iPad applications, such as facial recognition. It is too early to begin to contemplate at the launch of an iPhone 3D, since the mere registration of the patent does not mean it is already being developed and such a release would take way long to happen. Still, it is interesting to know that Apple is not ignoring this technology and it could change the way 3D is used in cell phones.