Apple Patents Direct Manipulation for 3D Virtual Objects (Immersive Touch)
Though you guys would find this of interest - should look a bit
familiar to some of you ;)
"Touch Screen Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for
Manipulating Three-Dimensional Virtual Objects"
"...[T]here is a need for electronic devices with touch screen
displays that provide more transparent and intuitive user interfaces
for navigating in three dimensional virtual spaces and manipulating
three dimensional objects in these virtual spaces."