Apple is 'Working Hard' on a Rear Facing TrueDepth Camera [Report]

Apple is 'Working Hard' on a Rear Facing TrueDepth Camera [Report]

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Apple is 'working hard' on a rear-facing TrueDepth camera system for future iPhones, according to a research note from Barclays analysts Andrew Gardiner, Hiral Patel, Joseph Wolf, and Blayne Curtis.

A key discussion point regarding 2019 is whether or not Apple will be ready to insert a rear or world-facing sensor, given the additional complexity associated with a greater range and field of view and […] the potential safety implications for the human eye.

Our discussions with suppliers suggests Apple and its partners are working hard on a world-facing solution, but development is ongoing and with over 18 months to go until the 2019 iPhone cycle, not all is yet determined.


Late last year, Bloomberg also claimed that Apple was working on a rear facing TrueDepth Camera. The system apparently uses a time-of-flight approach that calculates the time it takes for a laser to bounce off surrounding objects to create a three-dimensional picture of the environment.

Earlier today, Apple posted a new webpage that highlights the capabilities of Augmented Reality and apps that already make use of the technology.

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[via MacRumors]


Apple is 'Working Hard' on a Rear Facing TrueDepth Camera [Report]
joshWUa - February 15, 2018 at 4:26am
The guy on the top is right, they better fix that issue that portrait mode sucks.
joshWUa - February 15, 2018 at 4:26am
I mean the guy on the bottom.
RWR - February 14, 2018 at 6:38pm
Well the front one isn't that good for portrait mode so...
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