Innovation for the sake of innovation is not about Apple. Instead of year to make a revolution and to make the fans immune to the big event in Cupertino trying to exploit its existing strengths to the last. For example, the Lightning connector has been around for about eight years, but the company does not think to abandon it because of practical sense in this. But one thing Jack, and absolutely another – the face detection technology Face ID, which is almost three years remains the most advanced solution on the market, but explicitly asks for the updates.
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The entire line of iPhone 12, the release of which is scheduled for autumn 2020 will receive the updated Face ID, the report says Barclay’s. Analysts do not specify what changes will occur in the interface of face recognition from Apple, but given that it works almost instantly and doesn’t make mistakes when reading, the upgrade will affect the layout and hardware. This means that, most likely, in Cupertino will replace the existing sensors are improved, so as to make a recess in the displays of smartphones less. At least it would be a logical step against the background of external updates range.
Face ID in iPhone 12
In fact, Apple is not so much the upgrade options Face ID. The company can either try to combine three-dimensional camera is responsible for determining the scope with infrared projector, in determining the relief of the face of the user, or simply want to replace the current sensors on a single ToF sensor. The last option would be the most advantageous from the standpoint of saving space, since the sensor would occupy no more space than a conventional front facing camera. Apple could do the same cutout in the display, like the Galaxy S10+ or Redmi K30.
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However, the likelihood that Apple will take advantage of that ToF-sensor for face recognition, in fact is not too large. Still using it at the root will change the method of scanning, and Cupertino is known to be quite conservative about their own practices and prefer not to change them in vain, especially if the practical benefits of this are not too much. Therefore, we are inclined to believe that the new Face ID will combine a 3D camera and infrared projector, so the recess in the screen though reduced in size, is permanently unlikely to disappear.
Why do we need a ToF-sensor
However, the master ToF-sensors, according to analysts, Apple’s still going. However, not for the face detection to improve shooting on the main camera. It turns out, this is the fourth module, which will appear on the back of Apple smartphones. It can be useful for a variety of purposes. Thanks to him you can improve the quality of portrait pictures to improve the experience with augmented reality, since ToF sensors are ideal for 3D modelling, and even replace them with the Kinect sensors.
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In my opinion, to leave a recess in the display of the iPhone 12, it would be objectively wrong. If Apple will keep the visor in that time, as the competitors are embracing full-screen formats, hiding the front camera into the case or gives them a small notch island type, which cannot be seen, if not amenable, it would be a clear indication that in Cupertino have completely forgotten how in innovation. The more that the very concept of cutout screen this year is already three years, and then continue to exploit it further, it would not be a good move.