People are just realizing that the mysterious circle on the back of the iPhone has an amazing hidden trick

Have you ever wondered what that tiny black circle next to your iPhone camera lenses is?

It’s actually a special sensor that can do some pretty unique things.

Create custom 3D models of almost anything


Create custom 3D models of almost anythingPhoto credit: @kaansanity/TikTOK

The point’s official name is Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging), a remote sensing method that uses a pulsed laser to measure distances.

It is used by mapping satellites to study the Earth’s surface and by self-driving cars to keep tabs on their surroundings on the road.

Apple added a lidar sensor to the 2020 iPad Pro and launched its first iPhones with the technology later that year.

It is now available on the iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

It is used for a number of handy functions that use augmented reality (AR), such as B. Apple’s Measure app, which turns your device into a measuring tape.

But as a TikToker kansanity shows, this means you can create some pretty cool 3D models.

He suggests an app called PolyCam.

“Scan anything you want with your phone like this,” he explains.

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“It will create a super cool 3D model from it, and you can scan places and objects and even create clones of different people.”

Going forward, Apple apparently plans to load its lidar technology into a “mixed reality headset” that is rumored to launch next year.

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Apple has reportedly been working on virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality for years.

Competitors like Google, Microsoft, Samsung and Facebook have all released products in this sector.

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