Apple’s iPhone 11 will have a triple-lens rear camera, but it’s the iPhone 12 that will include snappers in 3D with laser space sensor, according to a new report today.
Everything about iPhones 2019, what we call today iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max, focuses on the rear cameras, as detailed in a Bloomberg exclusive.
It is said that the triple lens camera adds the ability to take wide-angle photos and videos, something that the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the LG V40 can do, but not an iPhone.
The iPhone 11 Max seems to be destined to get the triple lens rear camera first, while the standard iPhone and the iPhone XR can get the three-camera hardware “eventually.”
More camera tricks wait, apparently. An increase in the number of pixels can lead to software that can repair a video or a photo if the desired subject is cut from the frame.
Other iPhone 11 updates planned
Live Photos, which was first introduced with the iPhone 6S in 2015, could get its first update in four years. Instead of capturing the movement three seconds before and after a picture is taken, it is said that Apple’s plans are twice this, up to six seconds.
Today’s report supports the rumor that the iPhone 11 will include USB-C instead of the traditional Lightning connector. Apparently, Apple is testing some versions of this year’s iPhone with a USB-C port.
We have seen alleged iPhone 11 prototypes that claim that Lightning is maintained and others indicate that USB-C will be the new charging method. It seems that Apple is still not sure.
It is said that the simple updates will reach the Apple processor, probably the A13 chip and the face ID sensor. iPad Pro 2018, as you will recall, has an updated Face ID camera.
IPhone 12 with 3D laser camera?
It’s never too early to start talking about the iPhone 2020, or why we’re calling the iPhone 12 for now. It is meant to also include some new and ingenious technology.
It is said that Apple is taking its 3D camera technology to the back camera, but unlike TrueDepth’s dot matrix projection technology, it will use a laser scanner.
The 3D laser snap of the iPhone 12 could work up to 15 feet away, while a dot matrix projection works at distances of 25 to 50 cm, suitable for Face ID.
Apple can have more ambitious plans for augmented reality (AR) in 2020, and talk about a deeper insight into the depth and location of virtual objects in today’s report.
Where will Apple’s 3D laser camera land first?
Apple’s 3D laser camera was aimed at the iPhone 11, say Bloomberg sources, but the technology was delayed. Expect a triple lens camera this year without a laser.
However, we were able to see the idea on an iPad Pro a little before the iPhone 12. The report suggests that the next iPad Pro could debut in the first part of 2020.
Apple tends to wait a little over a year to update its iPad Pro line. The iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 were launched last November, so the timing of this rumor makes sense, and means you should not expect a new iPad Pro in 2019.