On March 18, Apple launched the iPad Pro 2020 alongside with an innovation: the LiDAR sensors. LiDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging that is meant to change the augmented reality (AR) completely. The AR concept is mixing the human’s perception with the perspective of the device and creates a setting where the natural environment and technological influence combine in harmony. To summarize it, the digital features are displayed in real-life conditions, and this feature is available for iPad Pro 2020.
This technology works by sending a couple of light waves and receiving their splitting image after they are reflected. In the meantime, the device calculates how much time the light waves took to return, as well as how far the object that reflected them is. This application is improving the video-game experience offering users a more accurate perspective. Additionally, it is helping engineers to measure the length between particular objects. Another important aspect is that it facilitates education.
New tech for Apple’s iPad Pro 2020
To get an insight into how revolutionary this technology is, NASA is going to make use of it during its Mars landing mission. Rumors are stating right now that the new release on iOS 14 is going to make the LiDAR sensors available for all the Apple devices. The upcoming iPhone SE 2 is not going to benefit from this outstanding improvement since Apple is announcing an affordable price range for this series.
At this point, it is hard to state when will the next LiDAR device be released. One thing is for sure: this feature is changing the smartphone industry and it brings it to another level. Until then, the only thing that we can do is testing the iPad Pro 2020 and be amazed by what it can do. Maybe this will persuade the company to make this feature available to other devices.