What the iPhone 7 tells us about the future of Apple

While many have noted how similar the iPhone 7 is to its predecessors, its subtle changes may actually tell us quite a bit about where Apple is headed. The dual cameras, in particular, suggest a future that could be a step toward a broader play on virtual reality. “Dual camera means depth, and depth means three things,” said Alban Denoyel, CEO of 3D company Sketchfab in an email interview with Recode. Capturing depth information, he said, allows for capturing a three-dimensional scene, positional tracking and gesture recognition. That, he said, puts Apple on equal footing with other players in the space including Intel’s RealSense, Vuforia, Leap Motion and Google Tango. And while Apple didn’t talk about virtual or augmented reality on stage last week, it has expressed interest in the…


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