Apple closer to the AR world. According to new rumors, iPhone 8 could be characterized by a Rear-Facing 3D Laser System.

Apple is working on a rear-facing 3D laser system , which will ensure better recognition of the depth for AR applications, and improved autofocus on iPhone 8. The news comes from Fast Company , citing a source familiar with the company’s plans.

iPhone 8 is said to use a VCSEL system for the rear bedroom, news already “announced” by some analysts in recent weeks. In addition, confirming the rumor in question, Apple is working with companies such as Finisar Lumentum to supply  components of for this system.

The VCSEL system would ensure a better detection of the depth for AR applications, both in terms of speed and precision along with speedier autofocusing when taking a photograph.

The VCSEL laser systems calculate the distance that the light travels from the laser to the target and then back to the sensor, and generates a measurement TOF (Time Of Light). The system is based on a source (the laser VCSEL), a lens, a detector (sensor), and a processor. All this would cost $ 2 for every smartphone, said our source.


The fact that Apple is working on a hardware iPhone 8 on augmented reality is not surprising at all, considering the new iOS 11 Arkit. According to the source of Fast Compoany , the VCSEL system for rear-facing room covers almost certainly iPhone 8 , but its future will depend on the progress that Apple engineers will make.

Via | MacRumors

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