Apple Might Introduce Upgraded Face ID In Its 2019 Lineup
A new report by the renowned Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo states that Apple’s 2019 iPhone lineup will offer an upgraded Face ID camera system. Kuo believes that the 2019 iPhone lineup will feature a new sensor to illuminate one’s face better. These new sensors will improve Face ID by lowering the impact of invisible light from the environment.
Face ID is a facial recognition system designed by Apple and was introduced in the iPhone X last year. This feature is also present in the latest iPhones and iPad Pro. Face ID uses more than 30,000 infrared dots to map a users face. This creates a 3D image of the user which is used to unlock the iPhone. Apple claims that this is more secure than the Touch ID system found in the previous iPhones. The probability of someone else unlocking the phone with Face ID is 1 in 1,000,000. Face ID also works in the dark using a dedicated infrared flash.
The New Face ID
The new Face ID system will have a more advance biometric face recognition system. Just like the previous version, the device would project infrared dots on the users face and authenticate it with the data stored in the system. Apple will use a new sensor in the upcoming Face ID system which will illuminate the users face better. The upcoming sensor will be able to lower the impact of invisible light from the environment and improve Face ID. A more powerful flood illuminator will also improve facial recognition in dark environments.
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The report also suggests that a Time of Flight 3D camera might be introduced in iPad models in late 2019 and 2020, and could make its way into iPhones in the second half of 2020. According to Kuo, a Time of Flight camera system would allow for 3D models to be captured by the iPad and then edited using the Apple pencil later. Time of Flight camera is a range imaging camera system designed to determine the distance between objects. It measures the Time of Flight of a light signal between the camera and the subject for each point on the image. This would bring an all new productivity experience to the iPad. On the iPhone, Time of Flight support would allow for better AR experiences and better photos. Although these new iPhones are a year away, there have been rumours around the subject for months.