Apple launched the all-new iPad Pro 2020 with A12Z chipset it’s a little more powerful than the iPad Pro 2018. The company has also rolled out support for the keyboard and trackpad, which makes it much more like being called a computer. In terms of hardware, the iPad Pro 2020 received a major bump in the camera department with an ultra wide-angle lens and a LiDAR sensor. It’s possible that the iPad Pro 2020’s LiDAR sensor is doing all of the preparatory work for Apple’s rumored Apple Glass to improve the AR experience.
The LiDAR sensor is not your everyday camera sensor that helps capture photos and videos. It is used in autonomous cars to build a 3D map of the surroundings. It can calculate distance, location and more. The iPad Pro 2020 is fitted with the LiDAR sensor which will mainly perform augmented reality tasks. However, it is possible that the iPad sensor is not only linked to the device alone.
Apple iPad Pro 2020 does all the preparatory work for the next Apple Glass to enhance the AR experience
Jon Prosser previously stated that the data accumulation from the LiDAR sensor is not just about the iPad, but that it is being sent to Apple. If that’s true, Apple is using the data to help push Apple Glass for an enhanced AR experience, as one tipster said in a tweet.
Apple’s AR glasses will be called Apple glass, as previously reported. Apple Glass could arrive when the company filed a new patent which presents the detachable arms of the specifications, which gives AR glasses a modular design. Over the past few months, we have heard a lot about AR glasses and they will be using AR via an integrated LiDAR sensor.
A few decent people have asked what the LiDAR sensor would do for photo quality. It’s not about that. All iPad LiDAR data is sent directly to the Apple Glass team @jon_prosser has already said. They want to lobby here.
– Jiorīku (@Jioriku) June 27, 2020
Now Apple could make a serious effort, invest in AR technology and what better way to get the data than its own product. However, we are just speculating here by stating that the data from the iPad Pro 2020 is being sent to Apple for use in enhancing the AR experience with Apple Glass. Apple AR compatible glasses should be launched in 2021, so we have a little time before we hear solid details on the subject.
Initially, some users assumed that the LiDAR sensor was added to the iPad Pro 2020 to improve the quality of the photos. This may not be the case. Apple has promoted the LiDAR scanner and the iPad’s AR capabilities outside of personal use, the technology is also very useful in business.
It will allow users to know how virtual objects match physical objects. Since the LiDAR sensor is good enough to detect depth, width and other aspects with low power and low latency, all the data could be useful enough for Apple to perfect Apple glass before its official unveiling.
Now, we can assume that the LiDAR sensor of the iPad Pro 2020 is doing all the preparatory work for the next Apple Glass. At this point, the final word rests with Apple and its plans to advance in AR. What do you think of the situation? Let us know in the comments.