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Apple invests $390 million in VCSEL maker Finisar

VCSELs are an optical technology used in the iPhone X for Face ID, Animoji, and the TrueDepth camera's Portrait mode.

Apple will invest $390 million in TrueDepth laser maker Finisar

Apple has officially announced plans to invest in Finisar, the company that provides the parts for the lasers in iPhone X's TrueDepth camera. Today, Apple announced in a press release that its going to invest $390 million in FinisarShow More Summary

Apple is investing in Finisar, which makes iPhone X facial identification tech

Finisar creates technology used to power the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera.        

Apple grants Finisar $390M for research & production on laser tech used in iPhone X

Apple on Wednesday announced plans to pay U.S. firm Finisar -- which manufactures the VCSELs (vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers) used in the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera -- $390 million out of its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund.

Apple invests $390 million in TrueDepth component maker Finisar

Apple announced a substantial investment in Finisar. Apple is giving Finisar $390 million to build a new 700,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Sherman, Texas. Finisar is going to hire 500 people to work on the laser sensor in the...Show More Summary

Face ID rivals on Android? Apple’s Phil Schiller says ‘they all stink’

Face ID is the future of authentication, at least on the iPhone, starting with the iPhone X. But the TrueDepth camera is likely coming to other Apple products in the near future, including iPads and MacBooks. Many people will say that Apple did not invent facial recognition and the iPhone X isn’t the only device that can do it. Show More Summary

iPhone X can use Maya for quick, affordable, and easy facial capture

Can the iPhone X become a fast, cheap and simple facial capture system? About a month ago Cory Strassburger at Kite & Lightning received an iPhone X from Apple. Within a day, he was testing out software working with its TrueDepth camera and ARKit. He wanted to see if it could be used for their game and […]

Apple supplier Finisar to scale VCSEL production, suggests Face ID coming to all iPhones in 2018

Apple's second largest supplier of vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays, Finisar, announced the acquisition of a 700,000-square foot plant on Thursday, a move that suggests TrueDepth and Face ID are coming to all iPhones in 2018.

iPhone X Face ID Raises Privacy Concerns

Are apps allowed to collect too much data from Apple's facial-scanning TrueDepth scanning cameras? Also, how to revoke camera access.

ARKit face tracking FUD and what you need to know

Worried face tracking in ARKit will give developers access to your Face ID biometric data? Well, it can't and here's why. With iPhone X and the TrueDepth camera, Apple is introducing two very different systems: Face ID, which handles...Show More Summary

Apple's new iPhone X ads tout animoji karaoke & Face ID

Apple on Monday released four new commercials for the iPhone X, all of them concentrating on the device's TrueDepth camera.

TrueDepth vs. back camera: Which iPhone X portrait mode is better?

Which portrait mode reigns supreme: TrueDepth's sensors or the rear camera's dual-lens system? When I first had a chance to play with the iPhone X's TrueDepth front-facing camera system during the last iPhone event, I left Steve Jobs Theater with cameras on the brain. True Depth vs. Show More Summary

Why Apple's Animoji Could Come to Other iPhones

4 weeks agoTechnology : Tom's Guide

The feature doesn't appear to need the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera. So why is it exclusive to the iPhone X?

Yes, Animoji uses the TrueDepth camera system on iPhone X

Animoji uses the IR system on the iPhone X TrueDepth camera system to periodically update a depth map but it uses the RGB camera constantly to track and match facial movement and expressions. Back before iPhone X was released I had a...Show More Summary

PSA: How Animoji uses iPhone X’s TrueDepth Camera

4 weeks agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Apple’s new Animoji feature has proven to be a viral and fun part of the iPhone X, but the $999 starting price is an understandable roadblock for a lot of potential customers. Apple says Animoji requires the TrueDepth camera system to work, but a quick hands-on test appears to show the playful messaging app working even when the IR camera unique to iPhone X is covered… more…

iPhone X exclusive Animoji might not even need Face ID’s TrueDepth camera to work

Every new iPhone comes with new hardware and software innovation that power signature features that aren’t available on other iOS or macOS devices. In time, these features will be available on all iPhones and iPads of the future. Older models will not get them because they often lack the hardware to support those features, and that’s understandable. Show More Summary

News: Report: Apple working on 3D sensors for 2019 iPhone’s rear-facing camera

last monthTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

Apple is working on bringing a 3D sensor system to the iPhone’s rear camera as early as 2019, Bloomberg reports. People familiar with the plan said the sensors would likely be different than those that power the iPhone X’s TrueDepth sensor system in the front-facing camera, which powers Face ID and other features. Show More Summary

Apple could reportedly add TrueDepth features to the rear iPhone camera

Apple has packed a ton of sensors into the notch of the iPhone X. The TrueDepth camera system powers many features, from Face ID to face-tracking technology using ARKit. It also lets you do selfies in Portrait mode. According to a new Bloomberg report, Apple now wants to improve the rear camera with 3D-sensing capabilities. Show More Summary

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