Well known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has published a new report on the 2020 iPhones. The report mentions that Apple will be using time-of-flight 3D sensors on 2020 iPhones. As per the report, two of the new iPhones that are scheduled to be released in 2020 will feature the time-of-flight sensor.
The time-of-flight sensor is expected to improve the overall camera experience on the new iPhones and also offer new augmented reality features. In other words, the time-of-flight sensor is somewhat similar to the FaceID sensor used on Apple devices. However, by adding the 3D capability to the rear camera, the 2020 iPhones will be able to capture a higher-fidelity 3D photo.
Furthermore, the report also mentions Apple will continue using Face ID on the 2020 iPhones. The company is expected to launch three new iPhones with FaceID in 2020. Just yesterday, Kuo published a report that predicted all three iPhones in 2020 will support 5G connectivity. He also said that new iPhone models will be capable of supporting mmWave and sub-6GHz bands. This means the new iPhones will be able to use 5G towers that will be installed across the United States.
In 2018 Kuo had predicted that time-of-flight sensor on iPhones will be delayed. Now it seems like we won’t see the ToF sensors on 2019 Apple as well. TrueDepth makes use of a structured-light technique that projects a pattern of 30,000 laser dots into the subjects face and measures the distortion to create a 3D image for authentication. The sensor will also help improve photo quality when used in conjunction with the rear camera.
[via 9to5 Mac]