Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has only been widely available for a little over a month, but it doesn’t stop the rumour mill kicking off ready for the next iteration.
According to a report from China the company is working on a special new feature to debut on the iPhone 6s display. The sources suggest Apple is working on a technology to allow for a 3D display on the phone and it’ll act as a main selling feature of the device.
Apple filed for a patent in September that uses a range of holograms alongside multi-touch technology allowing for an image to appear in 3D to the naked eye without the need for 3D glasses.
The news comes from Economic Daily News, which isn't exactly the most trusted source, so we'd recommend taking this all with a big pinch of salt.
Also bear in mind Apple also works a couple of years ahead of the technology it is releasing now. The iPhone 6 has been in development for a number of years before its release in September. That suggests the 3D display technology may be Apple preparing for a far off iPhone model a couple of years down the line.
This isn’t the first time a manufacturer has tried to bring 3D technology to the smartphone market. Back in 2011 HTC released the EVO 3D that allowed for glasses-free 3D images from a 4.3in screen.
The same technology was then seen later that year on the LG Thrill 4G. Both handsets had the ability to take 3D images or watch certain YouTube videos in 3D. Apart from that the technology proved pretty pointless and the rest of the phone specs were pretty weak, making it something of a damp squib all-in.
Much like in the cinema, 3D is often seen as just another gimmick to keep you interested and spending more money. The iPhone 6s is still a long way off but we'll be sure to keep you up to date with the latest rumours until its rumoured release next September.