The iPhone 12 Professional lineup completely incorporates a LiDAR scanner which Apple first debuted on the 2020 iPad Professional earlier this 12 months. Regardless of Apple being closely bullish on AR, the LiDAR scanner on these units feels prefer it nonetheless has plenty of untapped potential. One cool new characteristic the LiDAR scanner on the brand new iPhones permits is the flexibility to measure an individual’s top utilizing the Measure app.
The tactic may be very easy and simply requires iPhone 12 Professional or iPhone 12 Professional Max house owners to use the Measure app on their gadget. With the Measure app open, Apple notes that one should place the individual away from the iPhone in such a way that they seem on the show from head to toe. A number of moments later, the LiDAR scanner will robotically detect and scan the peak of the individual and a bar will seem on high of an individual displaying their top. One can even take a photograph of the individual with their top after which share it with them afterward. Apple additionally notes that one may even measure the peak of an individual seated on a chair utilizing the Measure app.
Other than the iPhone 12 Professional and the iPhone 12 Professional Max, the characteristic can be out there on the 2020 iPad Professional lineup which incorporates a LiDAR scanner.
Whereas a easy characteristic, it’s undoubtedly cool to use the LiDAR scanner for such functions. For the reason that LiDAR scanner is ready to create a 3D map of a scene, the peak measurement will likely be correct as properly in contrast to another AR apps that supply related performance however solely depend on the digital camera knowledge for this.