Apple plans to add new 3D photography camera technology for iPhone 8

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The iPhone 7 effect has not ended yet and a new report pops-in that Apple is planning to overhaul the upcoming iPhone 8 with new features and design. A new report posted on The Korea Economic Daily cites that the technology giant is all probably to bring new 3D Dual-Lens camera hardware for iPhone 8.

The company is closely working with South Korean technology major LG to develop a camera capable of taking 3D photograph. Next year Apple will be celebrating its 10th anniversary – the addition of new feature could be a probable move by the company. Apple is now studying how to apply its 3D camera technology into LG Innotek’s smartphone camera, adding, Since LG Innotek also has its own 3D camera and related technologies, such joint efforts will likely to bear fruit sometime within next year.

In April 2015, Apple acquired LinX, an Imaging startup for $20 million. So, it is obvious the company may use enhanced camera technology, which included 3D depth mapping and lighting enhancements. To create 3D imagery dual-camera is to be supplemented with the phone and LG is now supplying its dual cameras for iPhone 7 which was released in Korea last month.

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We are not sure that the new feature will be hardware based or there will be software enhancement since the company don’t own any patent for face and biometric recognition. Some other sources says that Apple to have a dedicated team who will be working on augmented reality (AR) for integrating in the iPhone camera app.
There were no major changes in iPhone 7 and it is rumored the company has a major re-design plan for iPhone 8. The upcoming phone in the latter half of 2017 to have a glass body and edge-to-edge OLED display that includes an integrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor and front-facing camera.

Source: The Korea Economic Daily

Apple plans to add new 3D photography camera technology for iPhone 8