According to Apple Insider, Apple has lodged an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office entitled “Systems and Methods for an Imaging System Using Multiple Image Sensors.”
The filing relates to a complete system that could take and process 3D images using dual-camera hardware.
As a concept, this is hardly new. Firms like Eyesight already license it to OEMs. But Apple says its method would employ a hardware-based approach that would improve quality with a “deterministic calculation for stereo disparity compensation.”
And to think, it’s only just put one camera in iPad.