Apple iPhone 8 Will Be Released With A 3D Camera Developed In Partnership With LG

First Posted: Nov 29, 2016 05:30 AM EST

Next year will mark the tenth anniversary of Apple iPhone and it looks like the tech giant has some big plans for the occasion. Rumors were already abuzz with iPhone 8 leaks, but new reports from Korean Economic Daily suggest towards a next-gen camera.

Apple iPhone 8 leaks suggest that Apple is developing a 3D camera in partnership with LG. The new feature will enable 3D photography. Optimus 3D has already seen the LG Innotek's 3D camera technology way back in 2011. It appears that LG Innotek's 3D dual rear camera module will be used in the next iPhone 8.

Apple had acquired LinX, an Israel-based startup that had developed a smart camera application. The application had the capabilities to gather 3D information captured by the phone's camera. The app developed by this startup had the capabilities to measure the dimension of the object being clicked, refocus the image, and real-time background changes in video calls. The Korean Economic Daily report stated,

"Apple is now studying how to apply its 3D camera technology into LG's Innotek's smartphone's camera. Since LG Innotek also has its own 3D camera and related technologies, such joint efforts will likely to bear fruit sometime within next year."

Apple has in the past used the optical image stabilization in the recently release iPhone 7. The dual-lens camera was introduced in the iPhone 7 plus. This technology improves the focus on the subject and blurs the background, as reported by Indian Express.

Apple iPhone 8 leaks suggest that LG will supply the camera exclusively to Apple. Google has already developed the technology and it plans to use the same for augmented reality gaming in smartphones and 3D-based GPS navigation system. Apple has already confirmed that intends to use augmented reality feature in its smartphones. A dedicated team is rumored to have been working on the iPhone's stock camera app.

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