Fast Company, citing sources familiar with Apple's plans, pointed out that on the latest iPhone introduced by Apple in 2020, the laser component provided by Lumentum will be used as the core of the main lens 3D depth sensor. And unlike the front-facing lens for Face ID and other functions, the main lens will support Time to Flight .
In July last year, well-known analyst Guo Mingxuan predicted that this year's iPhone will support time-of-flight ranging technology; Barclays analysts also made the same prediction in January this year.
Compared with the front TrueDepth camera, the flying time ranging technology has better depth sensing ability for distant objects, and it can also give photos more accurate depth information. Many Android models already support this technology. For example, the Sony Xperia 1 II, which was released at the end of last month, is equipped with a 3D iToF sensor to allow the camera to focus more accurately.