Iphone 12 has LIDAR
Would love to hear about its LIDAR capability if anyone has fallen in line to buy the new Iphone 12.
I just ordered the 12 pro max w/ lidar, ATT says 1 week
I need a phone anyway so I did not upgrade for this feature but go to youtube and search for this.
I can see it helping on those detailed topos.
The measure feature looks impressive.
AT&T told you a week. I ordered a 12 pro for my wife and I'm not excepting it until mid December.
I’ve had my 12 for about a week now, just started playing with scanner apps in the past couple days. There aren’t- yet, that I can find anyways- any that will export into a CAD happy file format. Or, I should say, the one that does export DXFs is practically useless in terms of doing anything other than shooting the inside of a closet.
that said- there are a surprising number of apps already out there, it’s clear they’re just not purpose based for OUR purpose. (And now I also understand how all those first person video games can get churned out on a daily basis.) but doesn’t seem like it would take much to bridge that gap.
I’ll try and do some more digging this weekend. But this is exciting to me- seems like it could really make a difference in workflow for certain kinds of jobs.
Not a lot of details yet on the actual sensor. Rumored to be a 'direct time of flight' which is the only hint that is is different from the flash lidar in some other phones used to (among other things) improve on the imaging. I'm sure someone will find a way to extract the point cloud. Am thinking that a snap on of something like a small Velodyne TOF lidar (one as low as $100) might be the track for lidar in your pocket.
Here is one look at it: https://www.xyht.com/spatial-itgis/iphone-pro-12-survey-device/