The tech giant Apple Inc’s iPhones are known for many things and the cameras are one of them, Next year Apple is planning to bring 3D cameras to their iPhones. They will also be pushing towards augmented reality. The company is also expected to bring 3 camera setup to the new line-up of iPhones.
According to a report from Bloomberg, for the 3D camera the company will be using laser scanner instead of the dot-projection technology, which it has been using till now. Since the dot-projection tech doesn’t work well over long distances. And that’s not it, the company will also be bringing a third camera to their dual-camera setup, it will be advanced and will enhance the photo-capture tools of the iPhones. Over that, the company will also incorporate a new and more powerful chip to compete with Snapdragon 855 SoC, which is the Qualcomm’s 2019 flagship processor. So, the next generation of iPhones will be more advanced, feature rich and powerful than the current gen of iPhones.
The 3-D camera will enhance the augmented reality on the iPhones too, which will give more accurate depth perception and placement of virtual objects. It will give the cameras better control to capture the depth of an image. The cameras will be designed to scan the environment to create a three-dimensional reconstruction of the real world which will work up to 15 feet from the device. If we talk about the current gen of iPhones, the cameras operate at distances of 25-50 centimetres to power Apple’s Face ID facial-recognition feature. The company has been talking with Sony about testing sensors for their new system of cameras.
The difference between VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) is that while VR puts the user in a digitally created world with use of headphones, VR glasses, controllers and bodysuits to feel the full immersion of VR. AR puts visuals and data onto a view of the real world by use of cameras, so when the camera is recording or seeing the real thing the AR will put digitally created images, characters into that live camera view. Currently the appeal of AR is less but it is predicted to have a much wider market than VR.
The laser-powered 3-D cameras could make their debut on iPad Pro update around 2020 spring. And for 2019, the company is planning to go with successor of iPhone XS and XS Max along with an updated iPhone XR. The XS Max which might have the three-camera setup on the back, other iPhones might also come with upgraded system as well.