At least one iPhone will have a rear-facing 3D depth camera
What you need to know
- Fast Company has added to rumors the next iPhone could contain a 3D depth camera.
- The tech will be powered by a laser from San Jose company Lumentum.
- At least one iPhone will feature the new technology.
A report from Fast Company claims that at least one new iPhone this year will feature a rear-facing 3D depth camera powered by San Jose company Lumentum's laser technology.
According to the report:
As mentioned, the report also states that the technology will feature a laser from San Jose company Lumentum, who currently supplies similar tech for the iPhone's front-facing 3D camera and Face ID.
Previously, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had claimed that at least two iPhones would feature a time-of-flight camera. The feature is also rumored to be making its way to the iPad Pro. Time-of-flight tech uses lasers to scan objects in the frame to create an accurate 3D picture of the shot and has useful implementations for AR.
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