Apple Rumored to Expand LiDAR Scanner to Entire iPhone 13 Lineup

Apple is expected to expand its LiDAR Scanner to the entire iPhone 13 lineup in 2021, rather than only the Pro and Pro Max models, according to supply chain sources cited by Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes.

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First introduced on the iPad Pro in March 2020, and since expanded to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, the LiDAR Scanner is a small sensor that uses 3D sensing to measure the distance to surrounding objects up to five meters away. This technology allows for enhanced augmented reality experiences and other unique capabilities, such as the ability to measure a person's height instantly.

Apple frequently introduces new features or specs on higher-end devices before trickling them down to lower-end devices in later years. For example, while OLED displays were limited to the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, with the standard iPhone 11 using an LCD, the entire iPhone 12 lineup is equipped with OLED displays.

Apple is predicted to return to its traditional September unveiling of the iPhone 13 lineup, which is expected to include the same four models, including a 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini, 6.1-inch iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, and 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max. (These names are simply placeholders and could certainly end up being different.)

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Top Rated Comments

NiCk- Avatar
20 months ago

Apple needs to go down two iPhone models, Pro Max and just iPhone 6.1.
And here I am thinking that iPhone 12 Mini is the best iPhone in 7 years.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
emigrant Avatar
20 months ago
Who cares... Cook, give me back Touch ID... :/
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmaier Avatar
20 months ago

Apple needs to go down two iPhone models, Pro Max and just iPhone 6.1.
Yes, because more choices is terrible.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Freida Avatar
20 months ago
I didn't buy the mini, I have SE2 but I think that the Mini is probably the best iPhone since iPhone 4. The size, weight etc. is just incredible.

Not fan of huge phones so eventually I will get the mini but probably in 2022-2023 the earliest. By then I will get so much more. :)

Lets hope Apple learns that even small phones have a market and people desire those too. Not just phablets nonsense :)



And here I am thinking that iPhone 12 Mini is the best iPhone in 7 years.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
blicked Avatar
20 months ago
Please please please give me a Mini Pro with a fat battery (or the option for a fat battery case) and all the cameras that the other pro models have.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LoveToMacRumors Avatar
20 months ago
any chance for touch id under display?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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