The new iPhone 12 Pro comes with a LiDAR scanner

by WF- Enzo Administrator
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I usually associate the term LiDAR for anything military. And well, the range-topping iPhone 12 Pro comes with a LiDAR scanner. And that's when Snapchat announced AR support for the new LiDAR capability.


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For those in the know, LiDAR stands for "light detection and ranging" and works exactly like sonar, except that well, sonar uses sound, and LiDAR uses light. In Snapchat's scenario, this enables greater depth-mapping, and will facilitate creation of more AR tools utilising LiDAR and Lens Studio.


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#iphone #lidar #pro #scanner
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  • Profile picture of the author Md Miraj
    nice , very nice
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Lidar is big in the Automotive field for self driving cars. the video gives a good idea how the tech works. Only watch the first minute. The other info you can skip!
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by WF- Enzo View Post



    Image source: Social Media Today

    Chime in.
    I did try to see what the 5G could offer and now l know.

    I have been in the market for a new phone, since my 3G signal is disappearing and my current one is falling apart, (headphones, one side doesn't work, volume control broke, etc) so l baught a Nokia 2720 flip today.

    Main reason being, that Android is rubbish for Bluetooth, or at least the cheap phones are, (this one purrs like a kitten, or is third party OS).

    And on phones with prices ranging from $100 and probably up to $300, (android) have the hard to press screen after a year or more of usage.

    This is probably the cheapest phone that allows WiFi connection, or surfing online without racking up gaint bills.


    A prelude to this one, eventhough it has issues with water drops affecting the screen.



    Probably be a year before l could consider buying a 2k phone, but good to know it has that fancy feature.

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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Stanley
    Seems all the pieces are nearly in place for Apple's AR/VR glasses? Chomping at the bit...
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  • Very well designed
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  • Profile picture of the author Grandfaraone101
    Very interesting
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  • Profile picture of the author gustavowoltman
    you know iPhone 12 pro can create a depth map of whatever space you are in because iPhone 12 Pro uses a LiDAR Scanner to measure how long it takes light to reflect back from objects.
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  • Profile picture of the author CharlesEllis
    Anyone here liked the presentation of the 12 iPhone?
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