“Steve Jobs launched iPhone as “a phone, a widescreen iPod and a breakthrough Internet device,” but over the last decade, one of the primary features driving its adoption among new buyers and upgrades among existing users has been its camera, “Daniel Eran Dilger writes for AppleInsider:
Apple’s next iPhone — which appears set for unveiling within the next two weeks — is slated to deliver a new wide-angle lens and rear camera depth sensors capable of performing the same kind of advanced Augmented Reality and Visual Inertial Odometry that iPhone X introduced on its front-facing TrueDepth sensor…
These sophisticated uses of the camera, motion sensors, and custom silicon—including Apple’s custom Graphics Processor Unit, Image Signal Processor and other specialized computational engines—go far beyond the notion of the iPhone camera as being merely a device to take photographs and videos… That’s all good news for anyone interested in taking great photos and capturing high-quality video, or in exploring the future of computational photography and the worlds of AR and Virtual Reality—places where privacy will become increasingly important.
MacDailyNews Take: Even beyond Smart Frame, which promises to be plenty cool itself, we can’t wait to see what Apple (and, later, third-party developers like Halide
) do with the next-gen iPhones’ triple-lens camera system!