Deutsche Securities analyst Jialin Lu claims one iPhone model will come with three camera lenses.
If recent reports are to be believed, expect to see a triple-lens camera setup on next year’s iPhones. Apple is reportedly building a new iPhone model with three lenses to support 3D depth sensing and enhanced zoom.
The information comes from Taiwanese site Economic Daily News citing a research note from Deutsche Securities analyst Jialin Lu. According to Lu, AR imagery is a high probability of being the main specification of the iPhone in 2019.
A triple-lens camera setup will enable two of the sensors to capture images of an object from different angles. Also, a triangulation method is employed to get the distance between the iPhone and the object. This will improve the phone’s 3D sensing via stereo vision for augmented reality (AR).
Additionally, the third lens would have a longer focal length for enhanced zoom function. This could have an output of 3x optical zoom. To compare, the latest iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X has 2x optical zoom functions.
If this information is accurate, Apple would only be second to Huawei in having a triple-lens setup. The latter introduced its triple-lens rear camera with the Huawei P20 Pro.
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The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition phones come in a red glass enclosure, matching aluminum band and black front.
As reported earlier, Apple unveiled the latest addition to its lineup on Monday, April 26. The Cupertino-based company announced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition through a blog post on their website.
All the features are identical to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus released last year except for the red finish.
Part of the revenue generated from sales of its (PRODUCT) RED devices and accessories is donated to help with counselling and treatment of people with HIV and AIDS. This is in partnership with partnership with RED, an advocacy group that raises awareness about AIDS/HIV in African countries.
The company didn’t announce a red version for the iPhone X. Apple’s most high end phone gets a red folio case instead. In the blog post, Apple described the folio as “crafted from specially tanned and finished European leather”.
Both the red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available to order online today, April 10 and will start shipping this Friday. Pricing remains the same with their different-coloured counterparts beginning at $699 for a 64GB iPhone 8 and $799 for an 8 Plus.
On another note, Apple’s archival Samsung also announced a new color for their flagship phone for India. The limited-edition burgundy red Galaxy S8 is available for orders on Friday, April 13.
Apple is reportedly planning to launch an iPhone with a curved screen and touchless gesture control in three years.
Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman reports that Apple is currently working on iPhones with “touchless gesture control” and curved screens. Apparently, the company is looking to distinguish themselves from the saturated smartphone market with these new features.
The touchless control is described as a hover-like gesture system and is controlled “by moving their finger close to the screen without actually tapping it.”
These touchless iPhones “would require gestures to be closer to the screen than with Project Soli” or Samsung’s Air Gestures. This is because the tech will be integrated in the display rather than using a motion sensor in the bezel.
The report also talks about an iPhone display that curves inward “gradually from top to bottom.” This is different from Samsung’s curved screen which bend on the sides of their phones.
To achieve this, Apple will reportedly be using OLED screens instead of LCD which they used in older iPhones. Currently, only the iPhone X uses OLED. The screen actually curves slightly at the bottom, almost imperceptible to the naked eye.
To facilitate with the demand for the OLED screen, Apple will be looking into getting LG as their supplier together with Samsung.
However, this project is not imminent and could take two to three years to complete. And according to people with knowledge of Apple’s plans, both features are still in the development stage. The company could still scrap these enhancements if they choose to.
Before the launch of Apple’s latest tablet, the “iPad”, rumors circulated over the net as to the date of its release and its upgrades.
Now, Apple is once again being talked about not only because of the Mac’s problems, but also reports that have been hounding the new iPhone.
The iPhone 5 or the next generation of the iPhone is possibly going to be released this coming July. Reports have been circulating that Apple’s latest smartphone is going to hit the shelves this second semester.
So what are the possible features that this latest device has? If we base it on reports from unnamed sources, the coming smartphone could be a one hell of a device.
It is said that the latest iPhone is much lighter and is more attractive than that of its predecessors.
Reports have also stated that it packs a 1280×720 pixel resolution of 367 ppi. It is also said that it will come with an A6 processor and a quad-core processor.
But will it boast of a 3D camera? We certainly doubt it as this technology has not been perfected by handheld video cameras and other video recording devices.
At any rate, be sure to save some from your hard earned earnings as this will surely be a beast of an iPhone.