Apple Starts Exploring 3D Desktops

This is just nuts. The image above is from a patent that Apple submitted that explores the ideas of three dimensional desktops… like a real fake computer desktop. I highly highly doubt this will happen any time soon, but if anyone can take a good crack at this kinda thing it would be Apple. For right now the idea seems like a big cardboard box, which isn’t really that exciting, but ideas have to start somewhere. The fact that they’re even tossing this idea around is thrilling to me.

To see more drawings and more in depth info, click here.

Bobby

7 Comments Apple Starts Exploring 3D Desktops

  1. +kg December 13, 2008 at 8:31 PM

    this happened years ago for pc’s and linux based systems, search: virtual desktop or beryl

  2. Peter December 13, 2008 at 10:54 PM

    I showed this to some friends and they raised me this:

    http://oblong.com/

  3. dan December 14, 2008 at 12:08 AM

    i think it will happen faster than you think. check this out…

    http://bumptop.com/

    one thing that is for sure, apple’s version will look much better than this slop.

  4. nicolai December 14, 2008 at 4:17 AM

    This has nothing to do with virtual desktop.

  5. sofie December 14, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    taking the desktop to 3D seems an exciting idea, but then on the otherhand sticking with the ‘carboard box’ defining of 3D does bring it down a bit yes, there might be lots more interesting solutions.
    looking forward to what’ll become of it :)

  6. Lynn Kenneth Pecknold December 19, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    Wow! I just witnessed bumptop.com. Look out “piles! Amazing and wonderful ideas.

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