iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro will come equipped with ToF sensor: Report

By Prakhar Khanna | Published on 18 Mar 2020
iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro will come equipped with ToF sensor: Report

ToF sensor will only be used on the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Apple is said to use a 64MP large-format sensor for the primary camera.

iPhone 12 may allow users to use all three lenses in night mode.


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Rumours of the iPhone 12 series have started trickling in. We have been hearing a lot about the camera upgrades Apple could feature on its next flagship iPhones. Previously, Apple was tipped to add a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor for a better collection of depth information on the iPhone 12. However, the latest development claims that the ToF sensor will only be used on the Pro models, that is, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. 

The information was unearthed by early iOS 14 code, obtained by 9to5Mac. According to the code, two of the three devices will be sporting a ToF sensor. The devices are identified as d5x, which points to the iPhone 12 series. To recall, 2019’s iPhone lineup was identified as d4x in the iOS 13 code. 

A ToF sensor uses a projector to capture point clouds in the environment and create a 3D model of it. Hence, it will help the iPhone 12 Pro models to create accurate scene depth mapping. Further, the measure app won't require users to pan their phones around a space to measure something within it.

According to Weinbach, Apple is going to use a 64-megapixel large-format sensor for the primary camera, a huge departure from the 12-megapixel sensor found on the current iPhones.  He also says that with the iPhone 12, users will be able to use all three lenses in night mode. Moreover, the main camera will finally see an upgrade to the aperture on the main camera’s lens, going from the current f/1.8 to f/1.6.

According to the tipster, other aspects of the iPhone 12 that will also be upgraded are the battery, which is to be slightly bigger than the one on the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

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