- iPhone 15 Ultra could record “spatial” videos
- These are videos shot at 360 degrees, to be viewed later with a virtual reality headset.
- The Apple Vision Pro mixed reality headset is already equipped
Apple could unveil an iPhone 15 Ultra, even more powerful than the iPhone 15 Pro Max. With, at the end of the day, a new feature: the capture of “spatial” videos. If this moniker is unfamiliar to you, know that this is a new content format that can already be shot with the Vision Pro mixed reality headset. The idea is to record a short 360 degree film with its on-board sensors, as some specialized cameras already offer. Free, then, the recipient of the file to consult it with his own mount in virtual reality, totally immersed.
To achieve its ends, we probably imagine that the supposed iPhone 15 Ultra will necessarily appeal to its radar LiDAR. Already installed on the back of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, this ToF (time of flight) radar is able to measure distances to improve augmented reality experiences. It is also used to better manage the portrait mode at night, when the light is too low.
Availability remains very uncertain
In order to discover these potential novelties, however, we will have to wait. And for good reason : the Apple Vision Pro should not see the light of day before the summer of 2024 in France, being optimistic.
As for the iPhone 15 Ultra, its existence is not even confirmed yet. The manufacturer should however present the eponymous range during the keynote scheduled for September 12, that you can of course follow in our columns. Journalists are also invited to follow the conference live from Cupertino, headquarters of Apple Park.
A disturbing concept
Despite everything, the concept of “spatial memory” has raised many questions since the presentation of the Apple Vision Pro. Indeed, in the context of very realistic representations of deceased people, the value proposition of this feature is reminiscent of that of “reborn babies”.
And you, have you ever recorded videos in virtual reality? And do you really end up consulting your archives with the appropriate material afterwards?
By: Keleops AG