Apple prepares an iPad Pro with dual cameras and an iPhone with a new 3D sensor and 5G connection for 2020, according to Bloomberg
Following the rumors of The Information that appeared this Monday, which suggest that Apple will launch an augmented reality helmet in 2022 and glasses with the same technology in 2023. Now it is the turn of Mark Gurman, who confirms this information and adds new details of the devices that Apple prepares for the following year.
According to the Bloomberg editor, Apple’s commitment to augmented reality will start in 2020 with the iPad Pro and iPhone, which will be updated to incorporate new sensors that will offer new experiences of augmented reality, before the launch of its helmet and glasses in subsequent years.
The commitment to augmented reality begins in 2020 with its flagship devices
According to the information, Apple is working on a new 3D sensor system It will debut first on a new iPad Pro, which will go on sale during the first half of next year, and then on iPhones later in 2020.
People say that the new iPad Pro will feature a dual rear camera module and a small hole for the 3D system. Which will be a new tool that will allow creating three-dimensional reconstructions of rooms, objects and people.
This same system would reach the high-end iPhone, which would serve to enhance Apple’s presence in augmented reality and open a new field of exploration for developers and productivity tools. In addition to the 3D system, the iPhone of 2020 would be the first to release Qualcomm’s 5G modem, as had already been rumored.
Regarding this 3D system, it is said that is based on a more advanced version of Face ID, and it would be the first sensor compatible with Apple’s platform known as rOS, a kind of operating system for augmented reality, which would be the basis for the supposed helmets and glasses that would come later.
According to Bloomberg, Apple currently has a team of 1,000 engineers working on augmented reality initiatives., which are concentrated in the little-known offices in Sunnyvale, California. This team is being led by Vice President Mike Rockwell, who reports to Apple’s hardware engineering division and where we find engineers and figures who worked for NASA, in the development of video games and in the creation of graphics.