Apple is thinking of making an iPhone with not two but three cameras
Apple might have plans in place for an iPhone with three cameras, according to a recently emerging report. This is an obvious follow-through to the Huawei P20 Pro, which delivered a tri-cam experience with Shiva-like features such as 3x optical zoom, sophisticated integration of A.I. technology, and more. Apple’s decision, however, seems rooted from Apple’s desire to double down on their AR division.
The report comes from Deutsche Securities analyst Jialin Lu (via the Taiwanese Economic Daily News), who claims that the new iPhone will come sometime in 2019 with not one, not two, but three cameras at the back. This will, in theory, help quite a lot to the iPhone’s 3d depth-sensing, which will then benefit the phones’ augmented reality capabilities.
Of course, take this as a rumor first—a detailed rumor, but a rumor nonetheless.
On the same report, Lu says that two of the three sensors will capture your subject from different angles, and the data in-between the two photographic information shall be calculated to make it prime for AR magic. Some rumors also point out that Apple is investigating a laser-based system to achieve the same effect.
This is, as mentioned, slated to arrive in 2019, but there are still a handful of devices due out in September later this year, when Apple might release the iPhone 11 (or whatever it will call it). Stay put as we report on new emerging details.