iPhone 12 rumored to include enhanced Face ID biometrics, AR goggles expected in 2022
According to XDA Developers writer and leaker Max Weinbach, rumors say iPhone 12 may include upgrades such as enhanced facial recognition, a 120Hz ProMotion high-refresh rate display, and 3x rear camera zoom, reports 9 to 5 Mac.
These upgrades are more likely to be implemented on the iPhone 12 Pro phone, which is Apple’s high-end line model. To save battery, the phone will switch between 60Hz and 120Hz, a method similar to the iPad system, and will come with a bigger internal battery for increased longevity. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is rumored to be launched with a battery capacity of some 4400mAH.
Images leaked on Twitter last month suggested iPhone 12 would have a smaller notch but the same number of sensors to keep Face ID biometrics fully functional. 9 to 5 Mac reports Face ID improvements will include a wider field of view to support unlocking from different angles. Additionally, Apple Insider wrote Touch ID might be coming back for iPhone 12 high-end models.
Upcoming iPhones will have improved photography features for autofocus and image stabilization, and improved smart HDR for dark environments.
The iPhone 12 line will contain four new models of different sized that will come in a different design with flat sides and a smaller notch, 5G networking, improved cameras and the latest generation Apple A14 processor.
Apple has said in the past that its smart glasses would replace iPhones in the future, as they would mix AR and VR experiences and be more suitable for gaming, entertainment and communication.
This is not the first time Kuo has shared accurate information about Apple updates and products, and believes the new smart goggles will replace iPhones in the next ten years. Apple is not the only company tapping into virtual and augmented reality, as Facebook and Microsoft have already released products leveraging this technology.
According to Qualcomm’s Cristiano Amon, 5G connectivity will likely speed up the development of new devices, even though now they are a niche.
Apple already provides developers with tools to develop high-quality AR apps called ARKit.