3D Safari Browser : Apple’s Patent Pending Innovation
Patently Apple has published news about Apple’s pending patent on 3D Safari Browser. The 3D version of Safari will allow users to stack bookmarks, emails, docs and apps in a very interesting 3D way. The new patent applications detail a 3D version of Safari, which will allow users to stack bookmarks, e-mail, documents, and applications in a 3D way.
Apple’s Smart Move towards Safari 3D
Apple’s invention generally relates to presentation and management of Desktop GUIs and opening windows on the desktop GUIs. This is specifically for the new 3D safari version.
Apple’s patent application describes that the invention relates to: “The presentation and management of Desktop GUIs and opening windows on the desktop GUIs.”
The new technology could enable users to group multiple open windows together, which are then presented in a browsable stack. These stacks could be represented in 3D desktop environment. “Open windows displayed within a 2D desktop environment can be organized into one or more 3D browsable stacks in a 3D browsable stack, where each stack includes open windows associated with a common value for a grouping property,” reads the patent’s abstract.
When Apple talks about the grouping of stacks, it means each 3D stack will represent a different type of application, such as emails, web browser windows or word processing documents.
This looks like an interesting move by Apple. In the years to come, we may see a 3D iPhone or iPad loaded with a Safari 3D. After LCD, LED and HD, the industry is heading into the 3D era. All these technologies nicely fit together to offer a natural, awesome experience to the users.