The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) must be pretty chummy with the folks over at Apple – even if just for a day, after the former had officially published a series of twenty-two newly granted patents for the Cupertino-based company. There is a patent which might just be of interest to the masses, where it touches on (pardon the pun, it was unintentional) the subject of wild new 3D gestures that caters to an iPad from the future. The million dollar question is this – who is the exact beneficiary of this 3D gesturing support patent?

Back in 2011, Apple introduced a slew of new gesture inputs that could very well render complex 3D objects down the road. If you were to roll back the clock by a year, Apple did state that a product design house could eventually rely on a futuristic iPad in order to generate 3D models of consumer products in a jiffy, while other folks like video game developers might rely on it to generate 3D models of figures in video games in a snap. Homeowners might use it to generate 3D models of their houses, using nothing but aerial photographs to work with alone. I guess we are slowly but surely moving more and more towards the user interface that we see in the Iron Man movies…

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