October 15, 2020
The next new iPhone 12 is just around the corner and we’re excited. It’s a massive upgrade over its predecessors in the camera department – especially the Pro and Pro Max variants. As SR’s iPhone app relies heavily on the camera for data capture and image processing, a large upgrade to the hardware automatically translates into a major improvement in our service.
If you’re planning to purchase an iPhone 12 in the future, you’ll find it to be more accessible, streamlined, and simply better than before.
Here are 6 major improvements in the iPhone 12 you should note:
If you choose the iPhone 12 Pro or 12 Pro Max, you get an additional LiDAR sensor.
6. LiDAR: The LiDAR sensor is a “time-of-flight”, laser-based system to calculate the distance to an object. Essentially, Apple’s LiDAR is going to allow 6x faster autofocus in low-light conditions as well as enable instant Augmented Reality (AR) additions. This LiDAR sensor allows SR to take our measurements to the next level by making them
The iPhone 12 Pro comes with the same 12MP primary sensor as the other iPhone 12 (and 11) variants as well as the f 1/1.6 aperture, but offers 3 other improvements:
When you do get around to upgrading to the iPhone 12 in the future, you will find our SR app working better:
Apple’s new iPhone 12 cameras will be capable of recording HDR videos in the “Dolby Vision” format. Dolby Vision is a specialized HDR format that edits ultra-precise color and brightness levels onto each scene, using dynamic metadata, taking into account all the different light sources. Apple’s iPhone 12 will be the first and only camera in the world to implement this feature in real-time. When you use the iPhone SR app, you will be able to capture sharper, clearer scenes – faster and with less effort.
The video is the cornerstone of SR’s measurement iPhone app. With this improvement in dynamic range, there will be few to no measurement failures in low-light conditions, be it dusk, pitch dark, or dawn. In the majority of cases, you’ll be able to use our app in low light without arranging for separate lighting while getting the same results you do during daytime conditions.
Thanks to 5G support, it’ll be faster than ever to upload video capture data to SR’s servers. With 4G, it takes our customers on average 15 minutes to upload measurement data for a single inventory unit. With 5G, you can upload the same measurement data in 6 seconds flat. Further, SR recently made it possible for customers to upload 50% faster than before. Combine that with the over 100x faster upload speeds you get with 5G and you’ll find it’s now possible to measure an entire typical worksite in under an hour!
LiDAR is not just a gimmick that allows for better photo making. It’s a practical, useful tool that can aid with your measurement efforts at work. Thanks to the now-inbuilt LiDAR sensor, Stockpile Reports will be able to deliver the following advantages:
The addition of the A14 Bionic processor means your iPhone will be over 50% faster than the previous iPhone. This will reduce wait time for instant measurements and allows the iPhone to measure larger stockpiles instantly. The faster processor will also open up opportunities for our engineers to build new features in the Stockpiles app that was not possible without the advanced machine learning cores. Think: on screen training using augmented reality features such as interactive arrows telling you where to walk and where to point the camera.
Haven’t heard of the SR iPhone measurement app before? Here are some of the highlights of our industry-leading, game-changing solution:
The iPhone SR app can confer multiple benefits:
Augmented Reality is the way of the future, with advances like virtual training and remote assistance fast becoming the standard across various industries. Stockpile Reports is ever at the forefront of new developments and our team is already finding innovative applications for the new portable, in-your-pocket LiDAR sensor and better hardware included with the iPhone 12.
SR’s iPhone app can transform the way you manage your inventory and do business. Get in touch with us to learn more about all the features of our iPhone solution.
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