Rumors around the next iPhone are starting to multiply, and some are already imagining a smartphone with three photosensors in the back. An idea that is not unlike the Huawei P20 Pro, but for a different use.
Logically, the brand’s next Apple smartphone won’t be introduced until July, but the “rumor mill” has already set its sights on what the 2019 iPhone should look like. Some evoke in particular the generalization of the OLED screen on the whole range of this year whereas it was reserved for the iPhone X last year. Others, however, see even further ahead.
Jialin Lu, a Deutsche Securities analyst, quoted by the Economic Daily News, says that at least one of the 2019 iPhones would be entitled to a triple photosensor, similar to what Huawei proposes on its P20 Pro. However, the utility would be quite different since this device would make advanced 3D detection possible. One can imagine that the portrait mode (bokeh effect) could only be improved, but the possibility of creating a 3D image of the environment is especially mentioned.
This approach would strengthen Apple in the field of augmented reality, an area that the firm has been trying to push since the launch of ARKit. Tim Cook himself expressed an interest in augmented reality.
Moreover, a triple camera is a marketing argument. While Huawei already offers a smartphone equipped with 3 sensors, we imagine that the competition will overbid and at least match this figure quickly enough. After taking time to switch to the dual sensor, Apple could jump at the opportunity to be among the first to embark such technology. For many, 3 will always be better than 2…
Also, the 2017 iPhone X justified its high price with its OLED screen and borderless design, elements that should be found throughout the range this year. If Apple wants to continue to offer an iPhone at a very high price and high margin, it will have to find new technological arguments to justify such a price. He’s found everything here!
Remember, however, that this is still only an analyst’s estimate based on knowledge of some aspects of the design chains, but that this is by no means a certainty. Even if such a prototype is indeed being tested, it could never pass the rigorous quality control of the Cupertino firm.