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Topic: TrueDepth

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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Honor's new View 10 phone brings iPhone X-style Animoji to Android

12/05/2017, 06:12 pm

Huawei's Honor brand on Tuesday revealed the Android-based View 10, a new flagship phone that features a direct imitation of the Animoji feature available on Apple's iPhone X.

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Apple's new iPhone X ads tout animoji karaoke & Face ID

11/27/2017, 04:11 pm

Apple on Monday released four new commercials for the iPhone X, all of them concentrating on the device's TrueDepth camera.

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Apple supplier smooths out lens production for iPhone X cameras

11/27/2017, 11:11 am

Apple supplier Genius Electronic Optical is reportedly improving its production yields for lens modules on the iPhone X, which may help to explain the rapid reduction in the product's shipping times.

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Apple research paper details LiDAR-based 3D object recognition for autonomous vehicle navigation

11/22/2017, 12:11 am

Apple researchers are pushing forward with efforts to bring autonomous vehicle systems to public roads, and last week published an academic paper outlining a method of detecting objects in 3D point clouds using trainable neural networks. While still in its early stages, the technology could mature to improve accuracy in LiDAR navigation solutions.

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Android smartphones expected to follow Apple's iPhone X lead in adopting 3D sensor tech

11/17/2017, 09:11 am

Looking to keep up with the competition from Apple's iPhone X, a number of Android smartphone makers are expected to adopt 3D sensors for products launching in 2018.

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Rumor: 2018 iPad Pro with Face ID will be powered by 8-core 'A11X' chip

11/15/2017, 11:11 am

In a move that would follow Apple's usual strategy, it's expected that new iPad Pros due in 2018 will feature a beefed up version of the A11 Bionic chip found in the iPhone 8 and iPhone X lineups, adding two more processing cores into the mix.

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Foxconn profits plummet 39% following iPhone X production woes

11/14/2017, 11:11 am

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn this week posted a 39 percent year-over-year decrease in net profit, losses that industry watchers attribute to the difficult-to-assemble iPhone X, which remains in limited supply.

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Warby Parker app uses TrueDepth camera in iPhone X to recommend frames that will best fit the user

11/08/2017, 11:11 am

Warby Parker's app update to accommodate the iPhone X uses the TrueDepth camera to go beyond just a virtual try-on of glasses, and recommends styles that suit the user's face shape.

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Video: The iPhone X ultimate Face ID test

11/03/2017, 07:11 pm

A centerpiece feature of Apple's iPhone X is Face ID, which completely replaces Touch ID. Here's how -- and how well -- the technology works in practice.

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