iPhone OS Expansion Rumor Prompts Craziness: 3D Glasses & Licensing Deals

The 3D glasses idea – which would basically be a wearable version of the iPod touch, but with dual displays – comes from Envisioneering Group director Richard Doherty.  Meanwhile Alex Spektor of Strategy Analytics reckons Apple will start "experimenting with sizes" by creating a larger version of iPhone, something we thought they'd already done with the iPad.

Most unlikely, however, is the licensing potential.  Envisioneering Group's Dohetry reckons Apple are weighing the prospect of allowing other manufacturers – he suggests Motorola – to use the iPhone OS, so as to boost their user market-share and thus make themselves more attractive to content partners.  Movie studios, he speculates, might be more inclined to give Apple exclusives or better deals if they could be certain of a broader market.  It all sounds pretty unlikely to us.