iPhone 9 Could Launch with Three Rear Cameras
While Apple is expected to launch three different iPhone models this year, bigger upgrades are projected to land in 2019, and one of them is a triple-camera system for at least one model of the revised lineup.
This is what Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang said in a note to investors this week, explaining that Apple is likely to use ToF 3D sensing tech for the rear cameras. ToF (or time-of-flight) cameras benefit from faster focusing and shooting, being able to take up to 160 images per second in some implementations.
Apple could thus expand the camera capabilities of the iPhone with more features for faster operation, improved zooming with telephoto lens upgrade, and overall improved sensors for higher detail level and refined performance in low light conditions.