Apple this week launched new iPad Pro models featuring a LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) scanner on the back, in what the company says “delivers cutting-edge depth-sensing capabilities, opening up more pro workflows and supporting pro photo and video apps.”
Will Apple’s next ‘iPhone 12’ feature a LiDAR scanner as well? What would it look like? Slovak-based SvetApple has released new renders imagining what an ‘iPhone 12’ would look like featuring three cameras on the back, plus the LiDAR scanner from the 2020 iPad Pro.
Four colours of an ‘iPhone 12’ were created, showing in navy blue, midnight green, space grey and silver. Below is a render of what the navy blue ‘iPhone 12’ may look like. Earlier this year, it was rumoured this would be one of the next colours coming to the iPhone.
Here’s the iPhone 12 imagined in Midnight Green, which was a new colour introduced for the iPhone 11 Pro last year:
The site also created a render of how Apple’s website might tout the LiDAR capabilities of the next ‘iPhone 12’:
According to Apple, “the LiDAR Scanner measures the distance to surrounding objects up to 5 metres away, works both indoors and outdoors, and operates at the photon level at nano-second speeds. New depth frameworks in iPadOS combine depth points measured by the LiDAR Scanner, data from both cameras and motion sensors, and is enhanced by computer vision algorithms on the A12Z Bionic for a more detailed understanding of a scene. The tight integration of these elements enables a whole new class of AR experiences on iPad Pro.”
Apple’s 2020 iPhones are rumoured to come in 5.4-inch, 6.7-inch and 6.1-inch screen sizes with OLED displays, feature 5G networking, come with a new design reminiscent of the iPhone 4, while also feature the company’s next-generation A14 chip.