It wasn’t too long ago that we were introduced to the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s at an Apple conference, but that hasn’t stopped anyone from speculating about what we could be in for whenever the iPhone 6 is eventually released.
If the latest rumors are to be believed, the new phone could have 3D sensing capability, which would really change the way your phone can recognize other objects.
Quite frankly, it sounds pretty incredible.
Apple confirmed this week that it had acquired PrimeSense, an Israeli company that designs sensors that allow people to interact with products. PrimeSense built the technology that powers the Xbox Kinect motion sensor, and the acquisitionreportedly cost Apple $350 million
The technology PrimeSense developed has gotten so small, McQuivey writes, that it could soon be incorporated into the next iPhone, giving it 3D-sensing capability. This would allow someone to take a picture of an object or person to determine size and even mass. “It sounds technical, but a phone with that capability could perhaps [take a] picture of your recently expired refrigerator, for example, and be able to immediately recommend new refrigerators that would fill the exact same space, not to mention match the colors in the rest of your kitchen,” McQuivey writes in AdAge. “That’s a phone Apple and its developers could have a lot of fun with.”
Apple is reportedly also working on a bigger iPad, which would fill a void in the market that no one is currently clamoring for. But hey, it is Apple, so people would scoop it up without thinking twice.
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