Apple has been planning to enhance iPhone photography. The company is looking to add a 3rd rear camera. Bloomberg has indicated that the tech giant is developing a 3D camera system that uses a laser scanner to capture depth information at distances. It is much greater as compared to the dot projection system used in Face ID on current iPhones.
Augmented reality is basically the main focus since this would help gauge dimensions. But, it would also help with portrait mode photos that currently have to rely on software to detect foreground objects. The company has been talking to Sony about testing sensors. Rumor also mentioned that Apple could present laser-assisted iPhones as soon as 2020. It needed to deliver the upgrade in 2019 but delayed it for unknown reasons.
You’d have to settle for other upgrades during the current year. On top of the 3rd rear camera, you might get an improved Face ID sensor as well as a switch from Lightning ports to USB-C. There could be more in the cards. Tipsters also indicated that Apple is planning updated versions of the regular iPad and the aging iPad mini for release in 2019.
The iOS 13 may address some longstanding requests. There’s the talk of a Mojave-style dark mode, a new home screen for iPads, multiple instances of a single app and improved file management. It is ideal for OLED screens on the latest iPhones. Apple’s near future could be quite busy between these and planned services for video and magazines. Apple’s finances have seen better during the current days. The major product introductions could be vital to keep customers interested.