Will the next iPhone have a camera that can take 3D stills, videos and even 3D images that you can rotate?
A patent dug up by Patently Apple shows a design involving two cameras and an imaging processing unit, which will allow users to take 3D images.
The camera could be used to take several images of the same object, from different angles, to create a 3D model in the phone. This can then be rotated and viewed by the user.
One of the ideas for the patent that was thought up by Apple is that 3D images could be stitched together with 3D videos along with using LIDAR, RADAR and laser sensors.
This would allow the phone to create a detailed 3D model which would have depth and surface details of every object in the room.
Apple doesn’t seem to want to limit this technology to just the iPhone but it could be used in “digital cameras, personal computers, PDAs and mobile telephones.” So will this technology be used in the iPhone 5? We will just have to wait and see…