Apple is setting up its plans to pursue augmented reality, it is no secret that they have been interested in this technology, as claimed by company’s CEO several times. According to a report, some details have been provided on how the company may incorporate the technology into the iPhone. It claims that Apple is actively working on the technology, with a view to introduce related functionality in an upcoming iteration of the iPhone.
It is said that The Cupertino-based giant is exploring AR features for the next iPhone, which will allow users to change the depth of photographs taken with the phone camera. Another potential implementation may include a feature which will allow users to take photographs and then isolate a single object in the image and tilt it 180 degrees.
Apple is said to use AR to superimpose digital effects and to add virtual effects along with objects on a person, similar to what we have seen in Snapchat.
Business Insider claimed that this 3D camera will work in two ways - Time of Flight (ToF) and Structured Light. The Time of Flight (ToF) will emit IR signals to the object in front of it and create a 3D image of the object. Meanwhile, the Structured Light will create a grid on the object and will then deform it into different pieces to make a 3D image. To simplify, the next iPhone might scan your face and put as your favorite gaming character.
The company is also said to have a team of experts to strengthen its hardware and software for next step in AR i.e. Apple is said to be working on a pair of glasses, which will likely be tethered to the iPhone in a similar manner to the Apple Watch.
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