iPhone 12 Pro may get a LiDAR scanner just like the 2020 iPad Pro

Apple is expected to launch four models in the iPhone 12 series later this year

  • iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max are likely to get a LiDAR sensor
  • The LiDAR sensor will bring advanced augmented reality features
  • The 2020 iPad Pro model was recently launched with a LiDAR sensor

The iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max may have an interesting camera layout with a new leak suggesting that the two iPhone models would get three camera sensor and a fourth depth gauging LiDAR sensor. This does fall in line with previous reports about the upcoming iPhones, which stated that Apple’s top-end iPhone 12 models would feature a quad camera setup that will include a depth sensor to enable advanced augmented reality features. to recall, the LiDAR sensor was recently introduced on the 2020 iPad Pro.

A leaked schematic has surfaced revealing how the quad sensor layout may look like. We see the square-shaped module which was introduced on the iPhone 11 series last year. The module will hold three camera sensors and a LiDAR sensor on the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. Meanwhile, the regular iPhone 12 and a rumoured iPhone 12 Plus model will possible sport up to three cameras on the back, minus the LiDAR sensor.

Word of improved augmented reality features first arrived when source code in the upcoming iOS 14 was decoded to reveal that Apple may be building a native app that can make more advanced augmented reality implementations, and may be part of iOS’ upcoming version. This falls in line with the presence of a LiDAR sensor similar to what was included in the latest iPad Pro. Given that the sensor has already appeared on an iPad, featuring it in the next-gen iPhone makes sense as the company looks keen on taking AR applications to the next level.

A total of five iPhones are expected to launch in 2020, starting with the iPhone 9 (or iPhone SE 2020), which is expected to launch this month. It is slated to be a mid-range device with the design of the iPhone 8, but with the internals of the iPhone 11. The main focus of the year will be on the iPhone 12 lineup, which is expected to have four models this time — an entry level iPhone 12, a large-screen iPhone 12 Plus (with a 6.1-inch LCD display), the iPhone 12 Pro (6.1-inch OLED display), and the maxed-out iPhone 12 Pro Max.

While the lineup looks quite exciting, it is not clear as to whether Apple would be able to launch their 2020 iPhones in time. Various reports have suggested that the devices will launch later than the usual Apple time frame due to delays being faced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It now remains to be seen if that holds true, or Apple sticks to its usual September iPhone event.

Key Specs

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic | 6 GBProcessor
6.06 inches Display
13 MP + 13 MP + 13 MPRear camera
13 MPSelfie camera
4440 mAh Battery
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 109,999
Release Date: 24-Jul-2020 (Expected)
Variant: 6 GB RAM / 64 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Rumoured