The iPhone 12 Pro could boast a revised camera array on the rear, complete with a LiDAR scanner like the one found on the 2020 iPad Pro, a new image posted online suggests.
The schematic image was posted on Twitter Saturday by leakster @Choco_bit, who has previously shared information about forthcoming Apple launches. The seemingly Apple-produced image reportedly comes from iOS 14, courtesy of the ConceptsiPhone Instagram.
Apple says that the LiDAR scanner which debuted in the 2020 iPad makes it “the world’s best device for augmented reality.” AR overlays computer-generated images onto the real world. A LiDAR scanner improves this ability by helping the device to work out exactly where real world objects are.
A LiDAR scanner would join the array of camera sensors seen on the new iPhone 12, including Wide Angle, Ultra Wide Angle, and Telephoto lenses. The feature has been rumored previously. However, if this picture is accurate, this is the first Apple-created look at the new design we’ve seen. It shows how the camera flash could move to the center of the camera array to house the LiDAR sensor.