Apple has rumoredly tied up with LG Innotek for the production of the 3D camera sensors for the future iPhone model. In 2017, it not possible for us to see an Apple iPhone 8 with a feature of a 3D camera. In Apple's attempt to add 3D technology for their next smartphone, the company is utilizing the Israeli camera technology startup company LinX, which was acquired by Apple since April 2015.
Apple iPhone 8 Might Feature An LG Built-in 3D Camera
The rumors come from a brief report in the Korea Economic Daily, which suggests that the 'LG Innotek' dual-lens camera, will likely be used in Apple's new products next year. The report states that sources close to the situation said: 'Apple is now studying how to apply its 3D camera technology into LG Innotek's smartphone camera. Since LG Innotek also has its own 3D camera and related technologies, such joint efforts will likely to bear fruit sometime within next year.'
According to Decan Chronicle, both companies are yet to confirm the news, but the reports suggest that the LG built 3D tech camera will be used for Apple devices in the second half of 2017, meaning iPhone 8 will be the first device to boast the new technology.
Additional capabilities of the cameras included measuring the dimensions of objects and refocusing of photos after the image has been clicked. Refocusing of images after a shot is possible on some dual camera smartphones, such as the Huawei Honour 8.
Apple iPhone 8 To Be Seen Next Year
Apple has a major iPhone redesign planned for 2017. The so-called Apple iPhone 8 will be out next year with a glass body and edge-to-edge OLED display that includes an integrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor and front-facing camera. The new iPhone may be sold alongside upgraded (but standard) 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhones, as reported by MacRumors.