What is LiDAR and Why is It on Apple Devices All of a Sudden?

Recently, I got an iPhone 12 Max and I’m going around everywhere I go 3D scanning things with the built-in LiDAR.

As to why said LiDAR sensor is there in the first place, my only explanation is augmented reality and/or VR.

Here’s a review of how the technology works.

With the launch of the Apple iPad Pro, Apple touted the new LiDAR sensor on it. But what is LiDAR? And why are we seeing it on the iPad and it’s rumored on the [now released] new iPhone 12? Let’s go through it and how LiDAR works in this Decodr episode.


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