TrueDepth camera first debut in iPhone X near the end of 2017, and it has been getting nothing short of a positive review and feedback. People are simply impressed with the feature, and now analysts believe Apple could be working on more Animoji-friendly sensors to be introduced in iPhone and iPad Pro to be launched later this year.
Some experts alread predict that Apple will release a 6.1-inch iPhone later this year. The phone will have an LCD and TrueDepth camera sensor and will have a bigger cousin with a 6.5-inch OLED display; it might be gold-tinted. The experts also believe Apple will extend the smart camera sensors to the iPad Pro, which will also have “a larger dot projector with increased VCSEL content.”
It is important to note that these experts’ predictions are in line with recent moves at Apple. For instance in December last year, Apple gave Finisar, the maker of VCSELs they are using in their TrueDepth camera, a fund of $39 million taken out of its Advanced Manufacturing Fund.
The fund went into expanding Finisar production capacity, which could mean Apple will be able to churn out more iDevices with the TrueDepth camera.
The experts also add more credence to the earlier prediction that Apple will begin enhancing user experience on the rear camera by integrating AR-enabled depth sensors as from 2019 going forward. The experts also say Apple may opt to use the time-of-flight sensors from Sony in the AR-powered rear camera.
Should these experts’ predictions turn out to be accurate, it will mean iOS devices owners and easily and perhaps cheaply upgrade to the TrueDepth camera. However, if what you want is a more precise AR experience from the rear camera, you will have to wait at least a year longer for the next iPhone release.