The addition of a rear-facing sensor would enable more augmented-reality applications in the iPhone. Photo: AFPSan Francisco/Tokyo: Apple Inc. is working on a rear-facing 3D sensor system for the iPhone in 2019, another step toward turning the handset into a leading augmented-reality device, according to people familiar with the plan. The company is expected to keep the TrueDepth system, so future iPhones will have both front and rear-facing 3D sensing capabilities. A rear-facing 3D sensor would help remedy that. The iPhone X uses its front-facing 3D sensor for Face ID, a facial-recognition system that replaced the fingerprint sensor used in earlier models to unlock the handset.
Source: Mint November 14, 2017 11:03 UTC