Rear-facing 3D sensor could feature in 2019 iPhones

У iPhone X заметили треск в динамике

У iPhone X заметили треск в динамике

This technology will basically be incorporated into the upcoming iPhone in 2019.

We recently heard tell of Apple's 2018 iPhone plans, and there's now a new Bloomberg report which is taking an even further leap into the future into its 2019 ambitions. The new system will perform 3D mapping by releasing lasers on objects and then calculating the time for the lasers to bounce back.

However, according to Bloomberg, the rear-facing 3D sensors would function a bit differently than the 3D tech found in the iPhone X's notch. A new report, meanwhile, believes that Apple will introduce a breakthrough feature in the 2019 iPhones. The 3D sensors help in creating a three-dimensional map of the user's face, which is why hackers have to go through a lot of hoops to try to trick Face ID security.

According to a report on Bloomberg, the company is going to use a "time-of-flight" method in the 2019 iPhone. Meaning the sensor emits a pattern of 30,000 laser dots onto a user's face and captures as well as analyzes the distortion to generate an accurate 3-D image for authentication. With this planned 3D sensor, Apple could solve those issues.

Apple's probably adding a 3D sensor to the rear-facing shooters in order to allow for more advanced augmented reality applications. The current tech available via ARKit can place digital objects onto real-world settings, as long as there's a flat surface around.

The "time-of-flight" technology is manufactured by various companies including Infineon Technologies AG, Sony Corp., STMicroelectronics NV and Panasonic Corp. and Apple is said to be in talks with the suppliers to bring the technology to the iPhone 2019.

However, one problem that might stem from the new laser-based sensors is that it will require a fourth toolset for iOS augmented reality apps, in addition to the ones used for the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 models, and the iPhone 6S and iPhone 7.