LiDAR is a technology that uses lasers to measure distance and create 3D models of objects. It can be used for mapping, surveying, and navigation.
Apple added LiDAR to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, which allows the phone to map out its surroundings and create more accurate AR experiences. The technology can also be used to measure objects, like furniture, for shopping and augmented reality applications.
LiDAR on the iPhone is still in its early stages, but there are already a few interesting applications for it. For example, iPhone 12 Pro owners can use the Measure app to get accurate measurements of objects just by pointing their phone at it. There are also a few AR games and apps that use LiDAR to create more immersive experiences.