Following a claim earlier today for the built-in camera for future Macs, leaker DylanDKT has now shared on Twitter some details about the next generation iPhone. According to him, the LiDAR scanner will remain exclusive to the iPhone 13 Pro series, which means that the sensor will not be available on the cheaper models.
Early rumors about the iPhone 13 suggested that Apple wanted to implement the LiDAR scanner across the entire series this year, not just in the Pro models. However, the company is no longer expected to release the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini with a LiDAR scanner.
Recent reports had already suggested that LiDAR would not reach this year̵
LiDAR only comes with the professional iPhone models. Earlier this year, it seemed like Apple wanted to release all iPhone 13 / 12S models with LiDAR, but for some reason it will not happen this year.
It is worth noting that DylanDKT has previously predicted details about unreleased Apple products.
The LiDAR scanner was first introduced with the 2020 iPad Pro and was then added to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. It uses Time-of-Flight technology to measure the distance between the sensor and the objects, so the camera can capture depth with accurate measurements. Apple uses LiDAR primarily to enhance the AR experience, but it also enables night-time portraits and other camera enhancements.
Rumor has it that Apple is also working on a better ultra-wide lens for the iPhone 13 Pro models. Both the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro are expected to have a similar design as the iPhone 12 with a new processor, smaller notch and extended 5G support. The new iPhones will probably be introduced sometime between September and October.
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