Apple’s TrueDepth Camera is giving Apple a two and a half year lead over its Android competitors – according to a note shared by KGI securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. Kuo also believes that the TrueDepth Camera in the iPhone X will make Apple the market and technological leader throughout 2018 and 2019; despite rumoured production constraints.
The TrueDepth Camera allows users to perform Face ID facial recognition, and animated emoji by tracking the analysing users facial expression. The application of which is meant as both a security system and a what could be the best use of facial tracking software.
Complexity of manufacturing the TrueDepth Camera proved to be a challenge even to Apple, which is rumoured to be the constraints of the iPhone X. Which is something that competitors may also have to overcome if they are aiming to reproduce something similar to the TrueDepth Camera. This gap is production experience is likely to keep Apple ahead of the pack for a while.
Kuo has said that its possible that all the future iPhones will adopt the TrueDepth Camera, given the potential popularity of the TrueDepth. Which wouldn’t be surprising considering the amount of work that’s already gone into the camera. Dropping it on future iteration of the iPhone would just be a waste of resources.