The report claims that Apple is busy developing a new kind display, which is not supported by the current in-cell technology used on current iPhone screens. Furthermore, Apple could be preparing to develop new 3D "hardware and software ecosystem" for next year's iPhone.
Back in 2012, Apple had filed a patent which revealed that it was working on 3D interface for its iOS devices. The images would appear in 3D to the naked eye.
In the past few years, several handset manufacturers had tried to release smartphones with a 3D display, but they miserably failed to get the technology right.
Earlier in the year, Amazon launched its Fire phone, which featured four "stereovision" cameras for tracking a user's head, used to create a 3D effect for the phone's lock screen.
Amazon recently acknowledged that the company took a $170 million charge, mostly associated with the Fire phone and related supplier costs. Amazon's CTO Tom Szkutak also accepted for the first time that the company had a huge surplus of $83 million unsold handsets.
At least for now, we're taking this rumor as a pinch of salt. It seems a bit childish to say that Apple would use a 3D display to its next-gen iPhone, tentatively known as the iPhone 6s.
In the meanwhile, we take a closer look at some 3D smartphones that have already released in the past.
Launched earlier this year, the Amazon Fire Phone featured some unique hardware and software. It featured four "stereovision" cameras for tracking a user's head, used to create a 3D effect for the phone's lock screen. Despite unique hardware, Amazon's first phone went unnoticed.
Back in 2013, Micromax revealed the Canvas 3D A115 handset that doesn't require 3D glasses for content viewing. It was an average phone in terms of specifications and features. Like many 3D phones, the Canvas 3D A115 was criticized by the mainstream media.
In 2011, HTC launched the EVO 3D, which featured 4.3-inch 3D capable QHD display. It featured a dual-core processor. It came running on Android Jelly Bean mobile OS.
LG Optimus 3D, also known as the world's first full 3D phone, went unnoticed. The handset came with twin 5MP cameras that allow you to record 720p 3D videos.
Even Samsung did try to popularize the 3D smartphone culture. This phone featured a 3.2", 240 x 400 MP display and was equipped with a 3.2 mega-pixel camera.