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IPhone X's face recognition brings opportunities to the IR LED market

Sep 18, 2017

Early in the morning of September 13, Apple held its annual autumn new release at Apple Park, Calif., at Cupertino headquarters. At this press conference, Apple officially released Apple Watch 3, Apple TV 4K version box, IPhone 8 8 Plus and iphone X. Since this year's 10 anniversary of the iphone's IPO, Apple's 10 anniversary special edition of iphone X (Ten) has been a highlight of the launch.

First on the launch of the Apple Watch 3 new cellular network data support, with the support of the cellular network, users can feel the real-time communication, and also through Apple Music to hear 40 million song radio, etc., in the Siri function has also been updated, You can implement voice chat so that you don't need to rely on your phone.

Apple TV 4K has two aspects to improve, support HDR technology +4K display technology, also support Dolby 4K projector, the interface UI design is also more vivid and bright.

The front of the iphone 8 series, like the previous iphone 7 Series, has no changes to the interface and keypad layout, and even the design of the rear lens is the same as in the previous generation. The iphone 8 is 4.7 inches, the iphone 8 Plus is 5.5 inches, the biggest change is the return to the iphone 4S era glass back shell design, of course, wireless charging and waterproof and dustproof support.

In the design, the iphone 8 (4.7 inches) and the iphone 8 Plus (5.5 inches) used both front and rear glass materials, and the use of aviation-grade aluminum, glass is more rugged, and has a new Retina display, greatly improve the color display, as well as true Tone display to ensure color registration. On the processor the iphone 8 and iphone 8 plus use six core A11 bionic processors, A10 $number, GPU elevation 30%, and power loss by 50%.

In the camera the iphone 8 uses a 12 million-megapixel lens, using a new CMOS, support for optical stabilization, better quality and finer portrait mode, where the iphone 8 Plus also offers F1.8-Aperture dual-camera, in addition to the internal-equipped ISP also enhanced image processing capabilities, photos in the dark light environment performance will be better than before, video recording support 1080p/240hz refresh, the screen more fluent. In addition, the iphone 8 can be more functional in AR augmented reality, especially in the area of photo-taking, and can also play AR games.

Finally, of course, as one more thing debut of the iphone X (Ten), Apple official said it is the next 10 years of smartphones (the future of the smartphone). The iphone x's overall upgrade to the design and operation experience is a big surprise compared to iphone 8, where the iphone x uses two-sided glass, using the super Retina screen, Screen size of 5.8-inch screen, using OLED material screen, screen resolution of 2436*1125, pixel density of 458PPi, and the use of "special-shaped screen" design, the front almost all screen. Using the A11 processor, the built-in neural engine to achieve the iphone x face Unlock facial ID function, regardless of wearing glasses and hats, the same hairstyle does not affect the unlock, so the iphone x also canceled the physical Touch ID home key, and replaced with face IDs (face The ID will support Apple Pay with third-party payments.

Iphonex's FaceId is not the same as the general phone's facial recognition, through FaceId, the iphone can also detect whether the user's eyeball is watching the iphone's display, while Iphonex also has 3D sensing function. Iphonex's "bangs" includes structured light emitters, structured optical receivers, distance sensors, ambient light sensors, front-mounted cameras, and so on. The Structured optical transmitter module consists of 6 components, from 10 different suppliers, including active alignment devices, filters, wafer optics, diffractive optical elements, Vcsel and epitaxial wafers; structured optical receiving module includes four components of approximately six suppliers: infrared lenses, filters, CIS and CMOS image sensors (1.4 million pixels) These two sensors can accurately identify the stereoscopic structure of the face, and it is impossible to unlock them with a photograph.

At the top of the iphone x, there are more than 3 million points of recognition, also can be recognized at night, by scanning the face information to carry out facial recognition unlock, in the normal mode of operation, as long as the edge of the box on the middle of the stroke can be exhaled Siri, and then a row can be paged out the Multi-task interface.

In addition, Apple also launched a Animoji expression, the expression can learn facial movements, made into a dynamic expression, and then sent to friends, making the more vivid and interesting, but also combined with the AR augmented reality function, so that self-portraits, video, live more lively and interesting.

The camera features an iphone x with a dual 12 million megapixel wide-angle lens, with F1 8/f2.4 aperture and support for dual optical stabilization, quad-led truetone Flash, and AR augmented reality technology.

The introduction of new features such as Iris/face recognition, 3D sensing technology and so on, will stimulate the infrared LED market to appear a new wave of explosive growth, infrared LED, infrared laser and optical sensing of the relevant manufacturers will also benefit. According to the latest "2017 Infrared LED/infrared laser and sensing Component application Market report" by the LED Research Center (Ledinside), the 2017 infrared LED and infrared laser components will reach US $145 million in Iris and face recognition applications. The equivalent of RMB 998 million yuan) to 2025 will be up to 827 million U.S. dollars (equivalent to RMB 5.69 billion yuan), 2017-2025 years of composite growth rate of up to 24%.