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Topic: TrueDepth

Apple updates Clips with more content, adds iPhone X facial controls to GarageBand for iOS

03/27/2018, 04:03 pm

Apple piled on to its list of announcements on Tuesday with updates to Clips and GarageBand for iOS, adding a barrage of content to both, and a new feature to the second -- support for the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera.

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Apple's newest iPhone X ad hypes Face ID & Apple Pay

03/22/2018, 04:03 pm

Apple's latest lifestyle ad for the iPhone X, "Fly Market," once again concentrates on the device's TrueDepth camera, in this case its usefulness with Face ID and Apple Pay.

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Fall 2018 iPhone lineup production expected to begin in June quarter

03/22/2018, 09:03 am

Apple could begin trial production of its 2018 iPhones as soon as next quarter, seeking to avoid the production problems with TrueDepth cameras thought to have pushed the iPhone X's launch into last November, a report claimed on Thursday.

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TrueDepth camera in iPhone X used to capture facial animations for 'The Walking Dead: Our World'

03/21/2018, 03:03 pm

Next Games' upcoming ARKit title "The Walking Dead: Our World" will reportedly use rotoscoped facial animations, captured inexpensively using the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera.

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Apple has two-year head start on Android in 3D sensing arms race, report says

03/20/2018, 02:03 am

Apple's savvy supply chain acumen has afforded it a two-year lead in a mounting 3D sensing arms race the company sparked with the introduction of Face ID on iPhone X, as reports claim major suppliers will not have crucial parts available for Android makers until 2019.

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Samsung may compete more directly with Apple's Face ID via 'Galaxy S10'

03/15/2018, 01:03 pm

In a bid to stay competitive with the Face ID system on Apple's iPhone X, Samsung is reportedly adding 3D sensing cameras to next year's "Galaxy S10."

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Apple's Face ID-equipped iPad Pros likely ready for production, shipping late next quarter

03/07/2018, 11:03 am

Anticipated iPad Pro upgrades should be on the verge of mass production, but may only hit doorsteps late in the June quarter, an analyst claimed in an investor memo obtained by AppleInsider.

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Finisar tour shows 700,000-square foot facility closer to producing TrueDepth VCSELs for Apple's supply chain

03/05/2018, 08:03 am

Apple supplier Finisar intends to make its new 700,000 square foot facility in Sherman, Texas the 'VCSEL capital of the world,' the firm's vice president and general manager revealed, as part of tour of its under-construction production lines that will eventually supply the laser-based components used in the iPhone X as well as other industries.

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Apple-backed Israel Machine Vision Conference to feature talk on iPhone X's TrueDepth camera

02/25/2018, 08:02 pm

Apple is helping to sponsor March's Israel Machine Vision Conference in Tel Aviv, where the company will also have an expert on hand to talk about the TrueDepth camera on the iPhone X.

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Apple international regulatory filings hint that two new iPad models are imminent

02/21/2018, 09:02 am

Apple has obtained permission to sell two new iPads in several Eurasian countries, suggesting that the company is planning to announce them in the near future.

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Rear-facing 3D sensing technology possibly slated for fall 2019 iPhone, allowing Apple to press AR advantage

02/14/2018, 12:02 pm

With the iPhone X just three months out of the gate, and discussions about the 2018 iPhone refresh starting, eyes are starting to look at 2019, with new supply chain discussion by an investment analyst firm suggesting that Apple is now working on a world-facing 3D sensor to assert dominance in augmented reality.

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Apple diversifying supply of Face ID camera providers for 2018 iPhone line

02/08/2018, 08:02 am

Reports from the supply chain suggest that Apple is widening its supplier lists for the 2018 iPhone lineup, with the new report also saying that LG Innotek will be the main vendor instead of Sharp.

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Another January, another misleading iPhone supply cuts story from Nikkei

01/29/2018, 11:01 am

Everyone in the industry should know that "channel checks" of Apple suppliers offer largely worthless data. But every January, Japan's Nikkei newspaper unloads a report suggesting that Apple is scrambling to slash production of its newest iPhone because of disappointing sales. Every year that report has been false, and every year the tech media falls for it.

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LG Innotek not expected to boost TrueDepth camera production for Apple until 2019

01/16/2018, 11:01 am

While Apple is likely to add Face ID to more products this year, LG Innotek's rumored TrueDepth supply expansion will only come into play in 2019, a report indicated on Tuesday.

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Apple possibly turning to LG Innotek for future iPhone, iPad TrueDepth camera components for Face ID

01/09/2018, 11:01 am

A series meetings between Apple and LG executives, plus regulatory filings by LG suggest that Apple is looking at a one-time payment to help LG build out 3D sensing component fabrication facilities, to avoid a shortage like it may have faced with the iPhone X.

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Apple 2017 year in review: iPhone X with Face ID signals major platform shift

12/29/2017, 02:12 pm

To mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, Apple released the iPhone X -- that's pronounced "ten," as the company is eager to point out. While it may not be an earth-shaking revelation, it's an important signpost for where Apple plans to be 10 years from now -- assuming we're even still using smartphones in 2027.

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Advanced TrueDepth camera, Face ID "major drivers" of iPhone X user satisfaction

12/23/2017, 11:12 pm

A consumer sentiment report of early iPhone X adopters indicates that its TrueDepth camera is a "major driver among positive ratings," and that the features it enables--including Face ID and Animoji--are key market differentiators driving interest in the high end phone.

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'Rainbrow' game uses the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera to monitor player's eyebrow movements

12/18/2017, 10:12 am

A new game made specifically for the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera is available to download from the App Store, with 'Rainbrow' using the sensor array as a game controller by monitoring the user's eyebrows in one of the more novel applications of the imaging hardware.

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Apple grants Finisar $390M for research & production on laser tech used in iPhone X

12/13/2017, 08:12 am

Apple on Wednesday announced plans to pay U.S. firm Finisar -- which manufactures the VCSELs (vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers) used in the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera -- $390 million out of its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund.

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Apple's latest iPhone X ads concentrate on Face ID & Portrait Lighting

12/11/2017, 04:12 pm

Apple on Monday debuted three new 15-second video spots for the $999 iPhone X, once again looking to lure in shoppers during the critical holiday season.

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