According to a rumor, it seems that one of the features we can expect from the 2020 iPhone is a “world facing” 3D camera. This is because a camera that is said to help provide a more accurate augmented reality experience thanks to additional hardware features. Now thanks to a leaked image, it seems to have confirmed that.
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It is no secret that Apple is interested in augmented reality technology. Apple’s latest iPad Pro actually comes with a built-in LiDAR scanner to help improve on the AR experience. We have also heard rumors that a similar feature could be arriving for 2020’s iPhones, and that Apple is working on an AR headset could be arriving in 2022.
One of the long-standing rumored products that Apple is working on are a pair of AR glasses. Last we heard, the device was rumored to launch in 2020, but now a report from DigiTimes is claiming that the smart glasses from Apple is now set for a launch in 2022, meaning that if true, we probably can’t expect to see it anytime soon.
Now that Apple’s physical stores are being closed until further notice, this means that customers who want to check out the company’s products will only have images on the internet to deal with. However, if you want to check out Apple’s latest iPad Pro in-person, you can sort of do that thanks to the use of augmented reality technology.
According to the rumors, it has been suggested that at least some of Apple’s 2020 iPhones could come with a “world facing” 3D camera. This is said to help improve on the iPhone’s augmented reality capabilities by introducing a camera that is more accurate at sensing its environment.
According to a recent rumor, it has been suggested that one of the new features that will be part of the 2020 iPhones is a “world facing” 3D camera. This is essentially a time-of-flight sensor that will help the iPhone better gauge and measure the environment around it, which can help provide more accurate augmented reality usage.
These days, it’s not uncommon to see smartphones come with time-of-flight cameras. Now it looks like according to a report from Fast Company, they have been tipped off by a source with knowledge that it looks like Apple will be introducing a new “world facing” 3D camera on at least one of its next-gen iPhones that will be launching this year.
When it comes to augmented reality (AR) based wearables, we’ve mostly seen them come in the form of smart glasses. However, the problem with such devices is that they’re big and sometimes a bit bulky, making them something you wouldn’t necessarily want to wear all the time.
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The problem with wearable headsets is that it can be cumbersome, especially for those who already wear glasses. This means that the added weight of the frame and the glasses could make it too heavy to be used for extended periods of time. However, it seems that Apple could have a rather unique and novel solution to that problem: holographic imaging.
The concept of augmented reality gaming isn’t really all that new, but admittedly it took off in a huge way when Niantic launched Pokemon GO. We imagine that the popularity of the Pokemon franchise probably played a big role in helping the game achieve its success, but regardless, it did help take AR gaming to the mainstream.
Apple’s iPhone has been around for a decade now, and just like the feature phones before it, we’re sure that eventually there will come a time when smartphones will be replaced with something else. But the question is, what could it be? According to a report from The Information (paywall), it could be an augmented reality (AR) headset.
We know that Apple has been dabbling in the realm of augmented reality for a while now. In fact, in the next few years, if the rumors are true, the company could actually be planning on launching an AR/VR headset with a pair of lightweight AR glasses coming in 2023. However, it seems that we could get a taste of what’s to come in 2020.