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Explaining the Lidar Technology in iPhone 12 Series


If you are a fan of the tech giant Apple, and if you have been following it then you definitely should know about the LiDAR technology, they have introduced back then in the new iPad Pro.

But not restricting it to the iPad only, Apple has recently launched the iPhone 12 series which is equipped with the LiDAR technology. Apple Has launched four models of its flagship series namely, the iPhone 12 mini, the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Pro, and the mighty 12 Pro Max. Thought you can only enjoy the AR technology of LiDAR in the premium 12 Pro and the 12 Pro Max models.

Well, you might be wondering that what is this technology that we have never heard of? So, let me tell you a little bit about it.

What is LiDAR Technology?

Well, it sounds like LiDAR will create a Radar system inside your iPhone, but believe me, it’s not true. LiDAR, also known as Light Detection and Ranging is an Augmented Reality (AR) based technology that ejects laser beams to map the area around you by measuring the distance between the objects with the help of the bouncing back of the laser beams.

This scanner is basically used in cars to prevent accidents and to prevent direct hits with the cyclist or the pedestrians.

But you can always expect extraordinary features from Apple. This lidar scanner is a great feature for photography, AR games, and a lot more apps which you will be seeing soon in the App Store. Having the real-world experience on your phone’s screen will definitely be a great experience.

Now, let me tell you about the features you get with your new iPhone 12 pro or 12 pro max using the lidar technology.

Uses of LiDAR Scanner in the iPhone:

As Tim Cook said at the official launch event of the iPhone 12 series that, with the new LiDAR Scanner and the A14 Bionic chip, the results of the photography will be on the next level. It will enhance the autofocus in the low light mode. The LiDAR Sensor will allow 6 times faster focus time in the low light mode. It will also allow you to click beautiful and mind-blowing low light portrait mode pictures.

The powerful A14 Bionic Chip will help in the faster calculation of the algorithms used for the LiDAR Sensor, which will give outstanding output. And if you want to enjoy this level of output, you have to spend a little more dollars (around $999-$1099) to get the iPhone 12 pro or the 12 pro max, because as I have told you earlier, only the premium models will be equipped with this sensor.

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As there is a boom in the AR Sector, you will soon be getting many AR games also in which the LiDAR technology will be going to provide you a great experience. So, with the endless opportunities in the AR Sector, this technology will be a great feature for the future also!


So, all the hype about the LiDAR Sensor is not worthy till now, as its only application till now is the improved camera performance and if you are a photography enthusiast then it is beneficial for you. But, with the great growth in the AR sector, you will be going to get many benefits in the future.

Do comment down below what you think about this technology and about the price tag, that you have to pay for this technology.

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Punit Khatrihttps://ideviceguide.com
Founder and Editor-in-Chief. Punit is an Apple fan boy who loves to cover all news related to Apple and it's latest devices. Constantly trying to help the general public by sharing content that makes it simple and easy for them to understand the latest technology and the updates around.


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