Advanced 3D Sensing and AR Capabilities
Apple has a vested interest in augmented reality. And together with a new version of ARKit, an iPhone with a triple-lens camera could seriously boost Apple’s prominence in the nascent AR sphere (and could pave the way for other AR devices, too).
A third lens could allow an iPhone to sport much better 3D spatial- and depth-sensing performance. Think about the TrueDepth camera’s AR-related capabilities — but even better. The AR possibilities are pretty vast, and although Apple is spearheading mobile AR, it’s likely just getting started.
Other reports even indicate that Apple could use a laser-assisted system to boost AR performance on its rear-facing camera. Either way, expect more advanced AR-related capabilities to hit the next generation of iPhone.