The launched of ARKit from Apple shows company’s huge focus towards the augmented reality in the coming future. The company’s upcoming iPhone 8 is widely rumored to feature built-in AR features. To further boost this feature, Apple is also said to introduce camera sensor/feature as well.
A new report from the Fast Company says that the iPhone 8 may feature an all new 3D sensor on the back side of the device, which will make it capable of depth detection, primarily for the AR features and the apps. This 3D sensor is also expected to feature VSCEL laser system for better autofocus features in the rear-facing camera.
“VCSEL laser systems calculate the distance the light travels from the laser to the target and back to the sensor, and generate a Time of Flight (TOF) measurement. The system consists of a source (the VCSEL laser), a lens, detector (sensor), and a processor. The whole thing costs about $2 per phone, our source says.”
We have been hearing about Apple planning to introduce 3D-sensing capabilities in its 10th anniversary iPhone8. This new report adds a specific name of the laser system to be used in this sensor. The introduction of ARKit at Worldwide Developers Conference 2017, also hints at such features for the next-generation iPhone models.
Other than the oft-rumored OLED display for the iPhone 8, the report also adds a new interesting bit of information regarding upcoming iPhone. The report claims that the upcoming device could feature “sealed buttons” on the sides of the device, which will provide haptic feedback and will be completely waterproof.
“The new phone is expected to pack several new features that are brand new to iPhones, including wireless charging, an edge-to-edge OLED display, and–possibly–sealed buttons on the side of the phone that respond with haptic feedback and are completely waterproof.”
Apple is expected to launch three new iPhone models later this year during a special media event.
via [Fast Company]