The iPhone 6S release date is still unconfirmed, but several reports indicate that Apple will host a media event on September 9, and given Apple’s regular annual update cycle, a new iPhone announcement — presumably including both the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus — seems all but guaranteed. Though it’s hard to say exactly what will be included in the next-generation iPhone, purportedly leaked information about its hardware, software, and more have been passed around Apple rumor blogs in recent weeks.
Microsoft wants the camera on the back of your phone to do more than take 2D photos. A new project from Microsoft’s research lab is turning the average smartphone’s rear camera into a 3D scanner — one that can automatically create 3D models that are supposed to be good enough for printing.
In a demo video, researchers use an iPhone 5S to scan objects just by moving the phone around them. The phone tracks the object that’s being captured and then builds up a model as the camera captures it from different angles.
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Apple said it would replace a limited number iPhone 6 Plus phone cameras due to faulty back cameras that take blurry photos.
The affected phones were mostly sold in a 4-month period between September 2014 and January 2015, Apple said on its website.
The company, whose shares were set to open at their lowest this year on Monday, said a small component in the affected 6 Plus’s iSight back camera may fail.