We have entered the 2019 from today and leaks about the Apple this year iPhone started surfacing online. As per a report by Forbes, we can expect the 2020 iPhone to feature a ‘radical’ design change; however, how does the Cupertino-based smartphone manufacturer entice us to pick up the 2019 iPhone XI? The answer is simple. The brand is going to infuse the device with tech that’s not yet mainstream and even though it will most likely retain the same design elements found in the iPhone XS/XS Max, the camera will be upgraded to house Sony’s long-distance 3D sensors and will have the potential to transform mobile photography as we know it.
According to BloombergQuint, which was recently in contact with Sony, that company will be “boosting production of next-generation 3D sensors after getting interest from customers” customers that include Apple Inc. In fact, Sony will be undergoing mass production in late summer to meet demands. These new camera chips are expected to hugely impact mobile photography, gaming, and phone user interface, and Sony hopes such tech will reinvigorate the slumping market.
So, the biggest question that comes here, what can 3D Sensor be used for? In photographic terms, it can bring focus to every part of a picture almost instantaneously and even track objects at night. For security, it can map a user’s face for high-grade facial mapping and unlocking – something which could cut down the complicated multi-sensor array used in Apple’s Face ID and thereby shrink or (eventually) remove the notch.
Additionally, several rumors claim that Apple’s next flagship iPhone (iPhone XI ) model will have three rear lenses that potentially have augmented reality functioning. Apple will reportedly be using new camera features like these to draw their audience to the 2019 model, likely to be released in September which will be difficult considering the already quickly growing anticipation for the 2020 generation.
In November, Fast Company noted Apple’s plans to release its first 5G iPhone in 2020 which will be powered by Intel’s 8161 5G modem chip, a release that may come a bit late considering some other phone giants’ first 5G devices are slated for the first half of 2019.