A new report has just come in from reputed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reportedly suggesting that Apple’s 2019 iPhones may feature an upgraded Face ID camera system.
According to Kuo, “Apple will utilize a new sensor that will better illuminate one’s face to lower the impacts from visible lights of environment in order to improve the Face ID user experience.”
This new report also suggests that the Cupertino tech giant might be in the works to introduce another range-sensing system with a Time of Flight 3D camera in its 2020 iPads and potentially 2020 iPhones. The intriguing thing about this sensor which makes it different from all other sensors is that it measures time in which a light dot travels between the camera and subject, which could also be used to capture 3D images. Another benefiting factor about this sensor is that it could potentially be used for augmented reality or to significantly improve the quality of images or 3D images for that matter.
Apple’s Face ID technology, which was introduced last year with the iPhone X currently uses more than 30,000 infrared dots in order to map your entire face. Although the Face ID works pretty well, even in dark lighting conditions, its performance is below decent when it comes to mixed lighting conditions. A system that helps cut through additional light noise might also help the users in a pretty significant way.
(Bhavik Grover is a technology journalist. He has several years of experience working as a tech journalist for various reputed tech publications in the digital ecosystem. He also has industry knowledge of the current Silicon Valley tech culture. He is always ready to take up new reporting jobs in the technology field.)
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