Apple’s Bringing LiDAR and a New Dark Blue Color Option to the iPhone 12

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Apple’s iPhone 12 launch is coming soon, and the company may have a surprise or two in store for us.

According to a DigiTimes report, Apple’s next iPhone 12 may sport a new blue color that we’ve never seen before in the iPhone lineup.

Dressed in Dark Blue

Apple has wavered in the past when it comes to adding color to its iPhone models. Sometimes the company keeps it safe by adopting the traditional colors of grey, silver, and black.

Other times it adds a splash of color like the green, red, and yellow of the iPhone XR, the iPhone 11, and more.

Citing its industry sources, DigiTimes claims the iPhone 12 may expand Apple’s color palette with a new dark blue color.

In addition to adding a dark blue model, for the first time, into the ‌iPhone‌ family products, Apple also brings a number of specification upgrades to new iPhones, including camera modules, displays, and communications modules.

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This isn’t the first time we’ve about a dark blue iPhone.

Earlier this year, known leaker Max Weinbach said that at least one upcoming iPhone model would ship with a new navy blue tint.

Weinbach went one step further to predict the blue could replace the Midnight Green Apple adopted for the iPhone 11 Pro models last year.

A LiDAR Revolution

DigiTimes also echoes the now-familiar claim that the iPhone 12 will ship with a LiDAR scanner similar to the iPad Pro.

The iPhone 12 not only will include LiDAR, claims DigiTimes, but it also will kick off a renewed enthusiasm in the scanning technology.

Currently used in the automotive industry, the LiDAR scanner will turn heads when it debuts in the iPhone 12. Other manufacturers will scramble to incorporate the technology into their own devices.

The LiDAR scanner reportedly won’t come to all iPhone models as DigiTimes notes that only some of the iPhones will ship with this scanner.

LiDAR and the iPhone 12

LiDAR is all about augmented reality. The camera module will scan the user’s environment and generate a 3D representation of the surroundings.

LiDAR is far more accurate than a standard camera module so this 3D model will be extremely detailed. These detailed 3D scans can then be used to boost the augmented reality experience for iPhone owners.

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