The next two generations of iPhone are likely to come up with major hardware upgrades, according to a new report, including 3D cameras on the back and switching from a lightning plug to a USB-C.
By addressing people who are familiar with the subject, the Bloomberg says the 3D camera system is part of its modern strategy Apple, and is specifically designed to "sweep the environment and create three-dimensional real-world reconstructions."
Compared to the current three-dimensional sensor that powers the Face Detection System and operating at 50 centimeters at most, Apple's new 3D cameras will support a distance of up to 4,5 meters thanks to a laser scanner. Cupertino is said to be in talks with Sony about 3D sensors, although it is not clear where the negotiations between the two are currently.
The source claims that mounting 3D camera on iPhone is the last step before Apple presents its own AR headset, possibly 2020.
An iPhone with 3D camera is expected to be released next year, while for 2019, Apple is working on other substantial improvements, especially for the successor to the iPhone XS Max. The new model will have three cameras at the back, while the upgraded iPhone XS will have a dual camera. A new LCD version is also planned, before Apple makes the full transition to OLED, 2020.
USB-C and CarPlay
Apple originally planned to install 3D cameras on the 2019 iPhone, but the design was finally postponed for reasons that are not currently known.
Face recognition will also be upgraded to the next iPhones, but unlike recent rumors, Apple will not bring the Touch ID back. Previous reports reported that Apple could follow the steps of her Android opponent, and incorporate a fingerprint sensor on the screen. But according to today's report, this does not seem to be the case.
Another change is for Lightning, which Apple could eventually renounce this year to adopt the USB-C plug.
There are also significant software improvements. The iOS 13, which is scheduled to be released in September, will include dark mode as well as Live Photos, the duration of which will increase in six seconds. CarPlay will also get some fixes, although there are no details about it.
There are no plans for the 5G version of the 2019 iPhone, although Apple is looking at such a model for 2020.