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Kuo’s report: 2019 iPhones may not have infrared depth camera system

12 September 2018 3

A few hours before Apple takes the stage to announce its 2018 lineup of smartphones, Ming-Chi Kuo released a report relating to the company’s lineup of smartphones in 2019. Unfortunately, this isn’t the best of news as Apple’s 2019 camera technology may still be based on what is essentially 2018 technology. Rumour had it that the 2019 iPhones would have an infrared depth system on the rear camera. However, the report claims otherwise and Kuo even states his reasons for it.

However, it must be considered that this adoption of a new camera technology was only based on a rumour and are as untrue as the rumours which died out about the 2019 iPhones having a triple rear-camera setup. Currently, Apple makes use of the offset of the two camera irises which gives rise to what is known as a disparity map. This is what helps portrait mode to work. Kuo claims that this technology is good enough to provide the desired results even for smartphones in 2019. Another justification lies in the fact that rich rear-camera depth data is integral for other things like augmented reality experiences and such experiences may not be ready to execute in 2019.

Do you think his reasons are justified? Are you currently happy with the camera performance of your iPhone? Share your views and thoughts with us in the comments section below!


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