Apple could reportedly add TrueDepth features to the rear iPhone camera
Apple has packed a ton of sensors into the notch of the iPhone X . The TrueDepth digital camera system powers many features from Face ID to face-tracking expertise utilizing ARKit. It additionally allows you to do selfies in Portrait mode . In line with a brand new Bloomberg report Apple now desires to enhance the rear digital camera with 3D-sensing capabilities.
Bloomberg says that Apple won’t use the very same expertise within the rear sensor. The iPhone X at present initiatives a grid of hundreds of laser dots and take a look at the distorsion of these dots in your face.
This rumored 3D sensor would challenge laser dots and calculate how lengthy it takes to bounce again and are available again to the cellphone. Apple at present makes use of two cameras to know what's nearer to you.
However this new system could be far more correct. Your cellphone might perceive your environment and create a tough 3D map of your setting. It will be fairly helpful for ARKit and different augmented actuality options.
Apple is getting critical about augmented actuality – Bloomberg additionally reported that the corporate has been engaged on an AR headset. Including new AR capabilities to the iPhone could possibly be a good way to persuade folks to purchase an AR headset in a couple of years.
It jogs my memory of Google's Project Tango . It by no means actually took off and Google pivoted to ARCore . However the thought behind Venture Tango would possibly dwell on with Apple's upcoming telephones. Sensors and chips could possibly be low-cost and sufficiently small for a skinny flagship smartphone.
Bloomberg says this new 3D sensor won’t be prepared for subsequent yr's iPhone. It might ship in 2019.