iPhone X Plus, iPhone 11, LCD iPhone 9 Will Likely Feature TrueDepth and Face ID as Apple Supplier Claims
Lumentum Holdings just reported their earnings indicating the strong small increase in its augmented reality (AR) and the 3D-sensing business sooner-than-expected. This is applicable to the tech giant Apple’s plan to ramp up the production of the upcoming 2018 iPhone lineup—specifically the iPhone X Plus, iPhone 11, and LCD iPhone 9.
According to Apple Insider, the Lumentum’s revenues for the better-than-expected June quarter are $301 million. This figure defeated the Wall Street’s expectation of $287 million. This figure is also connected to the vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) production, which provided between $60 million and $65 million. This figure is expected to continue increasing through the end of the year.
Just so you will know, the primary supplier of Apple is Lumentum Holdings. They supply the VCSEL components to the tech giant. These are used in the Animoji and Face ID sensing chip technology for the front-facing camera of the current iPhone X as well as power the TrueDepth camera array.
Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster believes that the expected increase in the VCSEL arrays and accelerated order volume likely suggest the tech giant’s plans to incorporate the TrueDepth and Face ID technology into the upcoming iPhone X Plus, iPhone 11, and LCD iPhone 9 as well as other product lines like the next-generation iPad Pro lineup.
Each of the new smartphones is widely rumored to include the Face ID functionality. The company’s TrueDepth camera array powers this biometric authentication feature. This technology is highly advanced and also powers the AR features built on the company’s ARKit framework.
Meanwhile, the upcoming iPad Pro 2018 lineup is also speculated to also come with TrueDepth and Face ID technology. This means that the home button will be replaced to give more valuable space for the latest thin bezel design as well as the edge-to-edge display.
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