“More than two months after the iPhone X launch, it remains a conundrum for some to put a finger on exactly which features might justify the $1000+ price Apple has given its flagship phone,” James Hsu writes for CitrusBits.
MacDailyNews Take: Not for those of us who own them.
“Some might wager on the virtually edge-to-edge OLED display, which for the first time on an iPhone, does away with the tactile home button and prominent top and bottom bezels of every previous model. It is admittedly gorgeous,” Hsu writes. “As it turns out, however, the iPhone X’s most groundbreaking feature is not even discernible at first glance, even though it literally stares you in the face.”
“Meet the TrueDepth IR camera,” Hsu writes. “Animoji are just emoji with a fun twist, and unlocking phones hasn’t exactly been a pain point for modern smartphone users, with the prevalence of fingerprint sensors on many phones and pattern drawing as an adequate secondary option. What’s incredibly intriguing is that the TrueDepth IR camera technology can and will have much stronger applications in the very near future. As with the iPhone’s previous Touch ID (fingerprint sensor), an iOS SDK makes it easy for app developers to use Face ID and the TrueDepth IR camera for a myriad of other more compelling use cases.”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: We can’t wait to see what Apple does next with their TrueDepth camera system!
The possibilities, from entertainment to medical and beyond, are virtually limitless!
When we first tried iPhone X’s Animoji, we instantly thought, “Hey, they could bang out episodes of ‘Thomas & Friends’ and ‘Jay Jay the Jet Plane’ with this!” — MacDailyNews, November 16, 2017
VFX artist shows how iPhone X TrueDepth camera could be used for 3D animation – November 16, 2017