One of the main features of the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max is the inclusion of LiDAR, but the iPhone 13 takes it a step further. Later this year, Apple is expected to add the LiDAR sensor to all of its iPhones in 2021.
Apple will certainly improve its camera
Indeed, Apple will certainly improve its camera for the iPhone 13 lineup, and one of those improvements could come in the form of a LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensor for all four models – iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini. , iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. This is what DigiTimes says, which says – citing industry sources – that Apple should equip all its 2021 iPhone models with LiDAR.
This would actually only be an improvement for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini since the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max already have a LiDAR sensor. However, it should be noted that the wording of the site may mean that we will also see a LiDAR sensor on the iPhone SE 3 if such a smartphone is launched this year.
LiDAR first appeared on the 2020 iPad Pro before making the jump to the iPhone 12 Pro lineup last year. It works by sending lasers into an environment, then measuring the time it takes for them to be reflected from objects in the room – up to a distance of 5m. This allows the iPhone 12 Pro’s camera to measure distance better, as it effectively scans an area, which has a number of advantages for the device.
For Augmented Reality and Photography
Such a sensor allows a smartphone to launch laser beams and measure the speed at which they return, allowing it to gauge distances and map your surroundings. It can therefore improve the accuracy and overall experience of augmented reality applications. And while augmented reality is a strong point of LiDAR, being able to accurately judge depth and distance can also be beneficial for photography.
However, it’s important to have a LiDAR sensor leak on every iPhone 13 model with a grain of salt, as not only are we a long way from seeing these smartphones, but DigiTimes also has a rather mixed record for early smartphone news.