Barclays’ semiconductor analysts said in a note to investors on Thursday that Apple’s new iPhones, which are expected to launch this fall, will have a new version of Face ID and fancy new 3D camera sensors.
Apple’s Face ID, its facial recognition system used to unlock the iPhone without a fingerprint, was changed in the 2019 iPhones, too, and is now faster than before. Barclays said that Face ID will be “refreshed,” but doesn’t mention new features.
Barclays also said the high-end “Pro” models of Apple’s 2020 iPhones, which will succeed the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, will have new time of flight (ToF) 3D depth camera sensors. These can help iPhones create 3D maps of rooms and may also help Apple improve its augmented reality (AR) applications.