We’ve now got a look at some leaked images that show off the camera setup they’ve got on the back. The main takeaway from this, of course has to be the new LiDAR Scanner on the back of the iPhone, which will be a first for Apple’s popular smartphones.
The new leak first popped up from Concept iPhones, who said they obtained the image from iOS 14. Based on the image itself, it looks to be from some sort of manual or user guide.
There’s barely anything in the image itself, but we do get a look at the camera setup for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. These will reportedly include a wide angle, ultra wide angle, and telephoto lenses and a the new LiDAR Scanner, which first appeared on the 2020 iPad Pro.
This is in line with previous reports and leaks that suggest that this year’s iPhone 12 lineup will house a new depth sensor. From the image, we do also get a clearer image at how Apple would be changing up the aesthetic of the iPhone 12 series, with moving the flash sensor to the middle of the camera array.
The LiDAR Scanner though, has got me questioning whether it’s a worthy edition in place of another camera sensor. It will help the iPhone take augmented reality (AR) to the next level, it’s essentially a Time-of-flight sensor to better create “a more detailed understanding of a scene” according to Apple. And I don’t think AR has taken off the way people envisioned it, just yet. So maybe, it’ll be something ground-breaking. But, I’m not holding my breath.