The rumored “iPhone Ultra” model might bring a groundbreaking feature to the table: the ability to capture spatial photos and videos designed specifically for Apple’s Vision Pro headset. This latest tidbit of information comes from a Weibo account known for its accurate insights into the Cupertino tech giant’s plans.
Spatial photos and videos offer an extraordinary depth and immersion that conventional media can’t match. They enable users to step back into cherished moments, reliving them in a way never before possible.
Apple reportedly plans to launch “iPhone Ultra” model in 2024
The alleged camera setup of the future “iPhone Ultra” will reportedly redefine the possibilities of mobile photography and videography. Expected to debut after the launch of the Vision Pro headset, this iPhone model is rumored to “lead the market to rethink what kind of photos and videos a mobile phone should take.” While specifics remain scarce, it’s likely that this revolutionary feature pertains to the capture of spatial photos and videos – a capability synonymous with the Vision Pro.
The Vision Pro headset, slated for an early 2024 launch, incorporates Apple’s pioneering three-dimensional camera. This impressive piece of hardware empowers users to capture, relive, and immerse themselves in their memories, all in stunning 3D detail. Standard photos and videos can still be viewed on the headset, but the spatial ones take immersion to an entirely new level.
In light of this rumor, it’s possible that the “three-dimensional camera” featured in the Vision Pro headset could find its way into future iPhones. This addition would likely complement the existing rear camera setup, which includes a main wide camera, telephoto camera, ultra-wide camera, LiDAR scanner, and Adaptive True Tone flash.
Notably, the “iPhone Ultra” moniker has made waves on Chinese social media platforms. While Apple was initially rumored to consider a name change, it appears that this shift won’t happen this year. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, we could still anticipate the arrival of the “iPhone Ultra” in the lineup, possibly as soon as next year.
On a related note, Vision Pro is expected to act as the core element in unifying various Apple devices, including AirTag 2. It was recently reported that Apple is gearing up to release AirTag 2, with a primary focus on enhanced integration with Vision Pro. This second-generation item tracker is slated for mass production in late 2024.