According to a new DIGITIMES report, the upcoming iPhone 12 will also include lidar, which sources say will have a higher penetration rate in consumer electronics devices;. Lidar is the abbreviation for optical detection and ranging, and the first Apple product lineup is the 2020 iPad pro. Before coming to handheld consumer technology products, the technology was mainly used in the automotive industry. It is reported that lidar component manufacturers are benefiting from the popularity of this scanning technology. < / P > < p > lidar can measure distance by irradiating the target with laser beam and measuring the reflection with sensor. This data can then be used for accurate 3D rendering of objects or environments, and can significantly improve the augmented reality experience. The report predicts that lidar is expected to be increasingly used in consumer electronics in the next few years, and apple is said to be integrating this technology into some new iPhone models;. The DIGITIMES report doesn’t specify a specific model, but it at least includes the implication that the feature won’t appear on all new iPhone models. < / P > < p > it has been rumored for a long time that the scanner will be on the back of the iPhone 12 pro, and recent leaks suggest that the feature will be available on 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 models. The lower priced 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models are said to not include lidar scanning, which means the technology is considered a & quot; professional & quot; feature. Global Tech