Apple is very serious about the augmented reality and plans to use it in its future devices, including the iPhone. As new leaks report, we will be able to see the first fruits of this work in the iPhone in 2019.
Korean media citing sources in the supply chain report that Apple will introduce into its new smartphones a revolutionary new way of navigating through the interface, based on gestures in the air and 3D cameras. The work seems to be so advanced that Chinese smartphone manufacturers are rushing to imitate everything that they think Apple will release in 2019.
A striking example is the Oppo R17 Pro, which received a rear 3D camera. To date, perhaps, the reason why Oppo chose such an extraordinary solution has already been found. During the announcement, Oppo said that the 3D camera can be used for navigation using gestures and tasks of augmented reality.
Following these rumours, not only Chinese manufacturers, but Samsung should give its answer, which will be the upcoming Galaxy S10 with a triple camera.
Rumours about a potential back 3D camera on the iPhone next year have been around for a long time. Analysts and sources in the supply chain have long been talking about this. The latest leaks report that Apple has developed a system of gesture control with the help of several fingers, increasing the capacitive sensitivity of the touchscreen from 30 to 50 mm, which in turn eliminates the problem of accidental touches. Also, in combination with the rear 3D cameras, this technology can lead to the fact that the scanned virtual objects can be controlled without touching the screen. Over the past two years, Apple has a lot of patents, which detail how the contactless 3D interface works, including games. Here’s what one patent says:
“Such a depth display can be applied to interactive video games. For example, a subject can interact with the game, making different gestures with his hand, and depth scanning can be used to determine gestures. “
A display with support for remote control in the iPhone in 2019 can also eliminate the need for an approximation sensor. In addition, this technology opens up many other endless possibilities, which we can not even imagine yet.
To get a rough idea of what awaits us, look at the PrimeSense promo video below – Apple bought PrimeSense, and its engineers are involved in working on a new interface for Apple devices.