Bloomberg: Apple wants rear-facing 3D sensor by 2019
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) wants to have rear-facing 3D sensors in iPhones by 2019, according to Bloomberg.
Apple is leaning towards different tech
than what appears in the TrueDepth system in the iPhone X, which uses a
laser dot pattern to measure a face for 3D imaging.
The tech under consideration would instead
use a laser to bounce off objects then measure the distance to create a
3D picture. The line of sight method would improve the display of AR
objects in the surrounding environment.
TrueDepth would still appear in the forward-facing sensor system.
Sensor makers that could benefit from this move include Infineon (OTCQX:IFNNY +3.2%), Sony (SNE -0.1%), and STMicroelectronics (STM -0.1%).