The alleged camera design diagram of the iPhone 12 Pro has been leaked. As per the original leaker, the image was found in an iOS 14 firmware, though at this point in time, it is tough to say whether it is real or not.
The image shows the camera setup of the iPhone 12 Pro. While it has the same squarish hump as the iPhone 11 Pro, it includes an additional LiDAR scanner — similar to the one that Apple debuted on its 2020 iPad Pro lineup last month. Apart from the scanner, we also see three other camera sensors — a regular wide-angle, an ultra-wide angle, and a telephoto sensor. The flash module sits right in the center of the four sensors.
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Apple is expected to include a LiDAR scanner on its iPhone 12 lineup. A rumor pointed to the sensor being exclusive to only the iPhone 12 Pro, though this is something that only time will tell. Apple will seemingly be heavily pushing AR/VR experiences with iOS 14 and by including a LiDAR Scanner on the iPhone 12, the company would be able to further improve the overall AR experience on its devices.
On the 2020 iPad Pro, the LiDAR Scanner can scan objects up to 5m away in an instant. The use of the scanner has improved the occlusion effect in AR apps while also making them faster and more accurate. Nonetheless, the true potential of the LiDAR Scanner will likely only be revealed once Apple announces iOS 14 at WWDC 2020.