The media Bloomberg has revealed what new features both the 2019 and 2020 versions of iPhones get. One of the biggest news is a 3D laser camera.
Nevertheless, Bloomberg’s financial media has already gained a wealth of information on both this year and next iPhones.
Through sources familiar with Apple’s plans, Bloomberg announces that Apple will again launch three models this year: iPhone XS and XS Max successors, which have code names D42 and D43, and then one successor to iPhone XR. One of the news is that the successor to the iPhone XS Max as the only model is equipped with three rear cameras.
The third and new sensor makes it possible to capture a larger field of view, as well as zoom more. Thus, it is supposed to be more than 2x optical zoom, which the current iPhone XS Max is capable of. According to Bloomberg, the sensor will also have a higher resolution than hitherto (more than 12 megapixels), which should make it possible to repair a video or photo so that you can recreate missing parts of the subject if you did not get it in the picture or video.
There should also be an improved version of Live Photos so that it now saves six seconds of video before and after pictures are taken. Pt. it saves “only” three seconds of video.
In addition, this year’s iPhones will come with an upgraded processor – probably an A13 processor. In addition to an updated Face ID sensor, there won’t be much new, because design-wise they will be identical to the current iPhones, it says.
This year’s iPhones may have USB-C port
There have been rumors for several years that Apple sooner or later implements USB-C in its iPhones, thereby loosening its own Lightning port. However, we have yet to see such a shift, but Bloomberg’s sources now report that Apple has tested several versions of this year’s iPhones with a USB port instead of a Lightning port. One clear advantage of such a shift is that Apple’s iPhones become compatible with a myriad of other chargers and accessories.
A major drawback for Apple, however, must also be that there is probably not as much money to be earned from accessory products if Apple’s iPhones get a USB-C port. Apple is rushing its “MFi” device (Made for iPod), where accessories manufacturers have to pay a share to Apple to access certain features of the iOS software and to market the products as authorized. USB-C is a standard, so it is doubtful whether there are just as good opportunities to make money from it.
Apple’s willingness to implement USB-C ports on both MacBooks and the latest iPad Pro tablets, however, is a clear indication of what Apple is heading for. next year.
Advanced 3D camera in next year’s iPhones
In addition to the possibility of a USB port coming in 2020, there are also other great things. The biggest novelty will be an advanced 3D camera system that will be implemented on the back of next year’s iPhone.
The system is based on laser technology and acts as a 3D camera that offers completely new possibilities for AR (augmented reality). The laser sensor can scan the surrounding environment at a distance of up to 4.6 meters away from the unit. In comparison, Apple’s TrueDepth system, which sits at the front of current iPhones and iPad Pro, can ‘only’ scan the user’s face at a distance of between 25 and 50 centimeters.
It was originally planned that the 3D rear camera should be implemented in this year’s iPhones, but the technology, according to Bloomberg, is only getting ready for next year’s iPhones. However, the newspaper believes that Apple is launching the technology on an iPad Pro first, which will take place in spring 2020. Also
So what is the plan for this 3D camera? Apple sees great potential in AR – according to Bloomberg, there is a greater potential in AR than VR. In other words, the sensor will provide an even better AR experience in apps and games where virtual objects are placed even more precisely on the ‘real world’ seen through the phone’s camera. The sensor can also be used for photography. It can help better determine the depth level, and Apple should also have been in dialogue with Sony to provide new camera sensors for the 2020 models.
According to the financial media, the 3D camera is also a foretaste of what Apple will present in an AR headset, which is also thought to be a reality in 2020.