Apple has been showing off its latest version of iOS at the Worldwide Developer Conference and it seems that the iPhone 5 release date is not that far away. With the new iOS version out, rumor mills went on overdrive again. This time, a reliable source was quoted saying that the new iPhone will be equipped with a 3D camera and the ‘AirShare’ feature.
3D Camera with a Latest Camera UI
The new iPhone will supposedly be equipped with a 3D camera which is supported by an interactive new UI. The 3D camera will not only increase the clarity of the images and help in capturing 3D images, but also drastically increase the video quality.
The information on camera and the camera UI was obtained through a working prototype of the new iPhone. In the camera app, there were two modes for capturing pictures, the 3D camera mode and the Maps mode. When a picture of an object is taken using the maps mode, the relevant map results will be shown on the app. For example, if you take a picture of a mobile phone using the maps mode of the iPhone 5, then a list of all the mobile stores in the vicinity will be displayed by the camera app.
Change in Processor also Expected
If the 3D camera rumor is true, then Apple will have to beef up the processor of the iPhone 5. The 3D camera will require a more powerful image processor for rendering the images, and also for processing the images. This is because 3D images will be quite large in size and less capable processors may slow the speed of the phone.
Apple is supposedly incorporating an app in the new iPhone that allows users to stream media from their phone to computer and other gadgets with the flick of a finger. Air Sharing is a popular streaming app that is already available on the app store. Either Apple has acquired that app company and is using the same in its phone (just like Facebook acquiring Instagram) or it has developed its own Air Sharing app to use in the new iPhone. It remains to be seen how this app will perform in real-time, but going by Apple’s reputation, you can expect it to do just well.
New Dock Connector
Apple seems to have ditched its old dock connector for a new 19-pin connector. The new connector will be similar to the one currently used in the Air and Pro laptops of the MacBook line. However, this new addition might not be well received, considering the plethora of accessories which have been purchased by the consumers for their iPhone.
Now, they will have to replace every one of them with a newer model, which can be fitted to the new dock connector. The only solution available for Apple to make this work is to provide an adapter for the new connector with the new iPhone, so that the old gadgets will not be rendered useless.