03 April 2020
Apple’s iOS 14 is throwing away some interesting facts on the yet to come iPhone series. And, folks over at 9to5Mac have been excavating even further to bring some solid gems for you all. Following the same, the tech site has now discovered something very interesting.
The iOS 14 code includes details about new iPhones with the codename “d5x,” these are probably the new 2020 iPhones, as the iPhone 11 line-up identified by “d4x.” Two of these new iPhone models are listed with a built-in Time of Flight sensor. This indicates the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max could be the potential gainers of this additional sensor that unlocks many possibilities.
It is possible the new camera setup will include a ToF 3D sensor, a wide-angle lens, an ultra-wide lens, and a telephoto lens. The ToF sensor will help in unlocking several new augmented reality features. It was previously reported by the same tech site that Apple is developing a new augmented reality application for iOS 14 and today, the code is reflecting the change as well. Thus the code becomes a great proof that something is getting prepared.
The speculations on Apple using the ToF sensor on its 2020 products started to come in 2019 and now we are just seeing a tangible corroboration on the same.
The ToF sensor is able to generate 3D models and it is believed that Apple will further enhance its Measure app with the use of ToF sensor for accurate distance calculation and measurement.