A report from the Display Taiwan trade show is claiming that a display vendor, CPT, was showcasing an iPad with a 3D display. The device was caught in photographs and video, and appears to be a modified first-generation iPad with the Apple logo covered up.
The display requires the viewer to wear special polarizing glasses for it to function. The question that you should be asking is: Was it really a 3D iPad? And the answer is that no, it almost certainly is not. The original iPad is possible to take apart and mod without too much difficulty, unlike the iPad 2, which is likely why they chose the casing from the original iPad.
The display is almost certainly a mere publicity stunt put on by CPT to get more people to look at their booth and ask them questions – and the fact that it requires polarizing glasses makes it impractical as a tablet, since nobody wants to carry a pair of ridiculous glasses with them all day just so they can use their iPad. Nevertheless, watch the video below, and judge for yourself!
Would you enjoy an iPad with a 3D display (glasses-free, of course)? Would you even use that functionality? What are your thoughts? Sound off in the comments!