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Topic: TrueDepth

Apple's 2020 iPhones rumored to have smaller notch, wider 5G antennas

10/22/2019, 06:10 am

Apple is reportedly testing different methods to create a smaller Face ID notch for the 2020 iPhones, and is looking at a wider antenna to support 5G.

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2020 iPhone could kill the notch by moving Face ID to the bezel

09/26/2019, 12:09 pm

The 2020 iPhone could eliminate the famous notch from the design altogether, an image of an alleged prototype suggests, with the TrueDepth camera sensor squeezed into the top bezel to enable the screen to take up the entire front of the mobile device.

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Google's Pixel 4 phone implementing system similar to Apple's Face ID

07/29/2019, 01:07 pm

Google on Monday previewed a pair of features coming to its Pixel 4 smartphone, including "Face Unlock," apparently directly competing with the Face ID technology on Apple's X-series iPhones.

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Apple could make iPhone's TrueDepth camera cheaper using liquid crystal tech

05/09/2019, 09:05 am

Light-emitting elements on Apple devices like the flood illuminator and dot projectors of the iPhone's TrueDepth camera system could benefit from a new diffuser system in the future, one that could switch between different modes by using the same technology that drives liquid crystal displays.

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Face ID might be using vein-matching tech to differentiate between twins

03/14/2019, 08:03 am

Apple may have a solution for false positives with identifying identical twins for Face ID in the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, by taking into account where veins are located in the face.

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Apple spent $60 billion with 9,000 American manufacturers in 2018 alone

01/28/2019, 11:01 am

Apple is heralding its commitment to American companies, and has detailed its involvement with manufacturers, plus its role in expanding businesses that supply components for the iPhone and Mac.

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Rumor claims 2019 iPhone will get 10MP TrueDepth camera, stick to Lightning

01/16/2019, 04:01 pm

Although Apple is expected to deliver significant upgrades to the rear-shooting camera on 2019 iPhones, other components may not follow suit, a rumor claimed on Wednesday.

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Future version of Animoji might add voice, sound effects based on user expressions

11/27/2018, 12:11 am

Apple's Animoji may provide more ways to interact with the face-tracking animated characters, by playing appropriate sound effects for each avatar triggered when users either make specific expressions or say certain words during a recording session.

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Developer shares proof an iPad with Face ID is coming

07/03/2018, 08:07 am

The latest iOS 12 beta has a new avatar generation feature intended for the iPad that requires a TrueDepth camera system, lending credence to rumors that FaceID iPads are coming sooner rather than later.

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Video: the iPhone X reviewed, six months later

05/18/2018, 11:05 am

From its release right up until this month's earnings announcement, analysts have said Apple will discontinue the iPhone X this year due to low sales. While the iPhone X itself might be replaced by new models and not continue for a second year, like the iPhone 7, there is no denying what Apple's premium smartphone has brought to the table.

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AppleInsider Podcast talks iPhone rumors, committing to USB-C, and EU proposals to regulate app stores

04/27/2018, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor is joined by Sonya Mann to talk about the latest news in iPhone LCD and SE2, the difficulty with going all-in on USB-C, and EU proposed regulation of app stores.

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Apple supplier comments not likely to affect long-term financial prognosis, Gene Munster suggests

04/25/2018, 11:04 am

Negative comments from two Apple suppliers about the next iPhone generation could hamper investor expectations for the next quarter, suggests Gene Munster of Loup Ventures, but predictable iPhone sales make this only a near-term risk instead of a long-term problem.

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Apple order delays for 2018 iPhone impact TrueDepth component supplier

04/24/2018, 10:04 am

Shares in AMS, a producer of components used in the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera, dropped in value by 14 percent after the manufacturer warned of lower than expected revenue in the second quarter, possibly due to Apple being slow to finalize its production plans for this year's iPhone refresh.

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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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