Apple planning laser 3D-camera setup for 2020 iPhones, iPads

Apple planning laser 3D-camera setup for 2020 iPhones, iPads

Sponsored Post | 8 Feb 2019

Highlights:

  • Apple is reportedly working on a laser-based 3D camera system for 2020 iPhones.
  • The new camera setup is said to enable better AR implementation and imaging functionality.
  • The company is said to debut the tech with a new 10-inch iPad.

We already know that Apple is working on its new generation of iPhones as we brought you the first look at how the upcoming iPhone XI might look like, with a triple-rear camera on the back. Now, a new report by Bloomberg claims that the company is planning to launch the 2020 iPhones with a “more-powerful 3-D camera to get a leg up in the Augmented Reality (AR) market". Citing people close to the development, the report states that future iPhones could come equipped with a longer-range 3D camera that is made for scanning the environment and reconstructing it in 3D. It is said to work up to about 15 feet from the device, as opposed to the front-facing 3D camera in current generation iPhones that can scan a user’s face from about 30 cms for enabling Face ID.