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Rumours suggest The next iPhone could have a 3D Camera

Apple’s next iPhone could have the ability to take stunning 3D photos.

At least that’s according to the latest rumours on the iPhone 8 which suggests Apple is currently working with LG to develop the technology.

This will give it the ability to add of extra three-dimensional effects, recognise objects in the real world more easily and use augmented reality.

The rumours come from a brief report in the Korea Economic Daily, which suggests that the ‘LG Innotek’ dual-lens camera, will likely be used in Apple’s new products next year.

The report states that sources close to the situation said: ‘Apple is now studying how to apply its 3D camera technology into LG Innotek’s smartphone 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.’

In January, Apple revisited a patent filed in 2013, which proposed a curved 'glass' case made from an intricate fusion of metals melted together (artist's impression pictured)

LG Innotek already supplies the dual lens units for the iPhone 7 Plus.

How the iPhone 8’s 3D camera will differ from this remains unclear, but its is likely to offer improved depth of field and the ability to pick out details in the background of photos more easily.

The article also mentions a firm called LinX Imaging, which Apple bought last year.

The firm makes enhanced camera technology, which includes 3D depth mapping, and lighting enhancements, which are also features that could be seen in the next iPhone.

[DailyMail]

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