“The 2020 iPhones’ 3D Time-of-Flight sensors will reportedly enable new augmented reality features and apps in the Apple smartphones”
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a fresh new report focused on the 2020 iPhones. This reiterates that Apple will start including time-of-flight sensors with the iPhones hitting the market next year. These sensors are expected to improve the photo quality as well as introduce new augmented reality features. Kuo says that Apple will stick with Face ID on all three iPhones it launches in 2020. This isn’t the first time Kuo has issued a report regarding the time-of-flight sensing technology — back in 2018, he said that Apple would first introduce the 3D sensing technology to iPad line in early 2020 and then to iPhones.
Furthermore, the ToF sensor on the rear would work at a longer distance than the front-facing TrueDepth sensor used for Face ID. In the new report, Kuo says that the ToF sensor allows for a wide range of new augmented reality applications. This joins the other report that said all the three iPhone models in 2020 would support 5G connectivity. Kuo says that the 5G iPhone models will support both mmWave and sub-6GHz bands. Apple is expected to introduce three new iPhones in 2020 with 6.7-inch, 5.4-inch, and 6.1-inch screen sizes.
Separately, Apple is said to launch iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max, and iPhone XR 2019 with triple rear camera setup including a new ultra-wide angle sensor and reduced Face ID components. These are likely to be powered by the A13 chipset and run on iOS 13 right out of the box. The iPhones are expected to pack larger capacity batteries with reverse wireless charging support and retain the same display and design from 2018 iPhones.