Apple: Stereoscopic Displays?
In looking back over previous rumors, and exploring the winners and the losers, it's interesting to find out the accuracy of previous rumors.
I can't credit the 10gig iPod to any one particular source, as it's like saying "there will be faster Macs"...
In addition to the desktops, Apple is expected to roll out a new high-end desktop LCD monitor. The existing 22-inch Apple Cinema Display, which sports a 1,600 x 1,024 resolution, will be superceded by a model with a 2,048 x 1,280 display.
The new screen's exact size has not been made public, but analyst Doherty said "it's bigger than an HDTV." Though something of a glamour product, the display is expected to find use in Apple's traditional publishing markets as a monitor suitable for checking color matching on two simultaneously displayed 11 x 17 inch pages.
While this is nice to realize after the fact... it may bring some further credibility to other information found in the article:
Separately, Apple is said to have other flat-panel technologies cooking in the labs, including stereoscopic displays.
Stereoscopic displays would presumably simulate 3d/VR environments. A bit unique for the consumer market... but an interesting area of research for Apple.