iPhone 12 and
iPhone 12 Pro models.
However, a new report by Digitimes suggests that with this year’s iPhone lineup, Apple may bring this special feature to all models.
“Apple has adopted dToF LiDAR scanner in iPad Pro and iPhone 12 Pro series, and is expected to apply the scanner technology to all its 2021 iPhone models, which will remain available with Face ID sensors, the sources said,” said the report by Digitimes.
Moreover, the report also adds that due to Apple’s deal with Sony you can expect this feature to be present in iPhone till at least 2023.
“Sony, in the supply chain for Apple devices, reportedly has signed a three-year contract with Apple to offer a new-generation near-infrared (NIR) CIS with a single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) array for dToF LiDAR scanner, indicating that Apple will adopt the scanner in iPhones and other devices through at least 2023, the sources said,” adds the report.
Even though it might be hard to believe that Apple will remove the special status of the LiDAR scanner by bringing them to even the non-Pro iPhone models this year within just one year, but it won’t be complete shocker as last year Apple brought OLED display to all iPhone 12 models.