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New Apple iPad Pro includes a LiDAR scanner for depth sensing and AR11233

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I am really interested in the new iPad Pro


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Video: iPad Pro — Your next computer is not a computer — Apple | Video courtesy of Apple YouTube Channel (18 March 2020)

The Verge (18 March 2020) Apple announces new iPad Pro with trackpad support and a wild keyboard cover


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"Both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes look identical to last year’s models, but there’s a new processor and new camera system inside them both. Apple’s headline feature is that it has a LIDAR scanner to go along with its camera for depth sensing and AR, but what most people are going to notice is that very new keyboard that you can get with it," says The Verge.

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Did I mention that my birthday is coming up?

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Screen Grab from Apple video (above post).

Hi All,

In this screen grab (above), you can see the LiDAR depth data visualization.

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@DanSmigrod my Birthday is the 26th

It will be interesting to see if Matterport or any other tour providers will take advantage of this LiDAR
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Aaaah damn, now I won't be able to say I have the newest iPad anymore !!!!!!!!

My GoFundMe site is ........
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SPAR3D (18 March 2020) Lidar is the iPad Pro’s unexpected new feature

"Rather than sticking to depth-sensing cameras, Apple has incorporated a lidar sensor on board the iPad itself – a first for Apple," reports SPAR3D.

"Rather than using a third-party lidar, they seem to have developed their own proprietary version that they are simply referring to as “LiDAR Scanner.” It has a reported range of 5 meters [a little more than 16 feet], and “operates at the photon level at nanosecond speeds” which, one can assume means it is some flavor of the small lidar sensors that we’ve been hearing a lot about lately. The benefit of this range might be to fill in smaller, more detailed areas that larger-scale scans have difficult with," reports SPAR3D.

"With both Apple apps and third-party apps able to utilize this new depth mapping capability, I would not be surprised if we on the cusp of some major announcements from some of the bigger 3D scanning players about partnerships or new apps to take advantage of the sensor," says SPAR3D.

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Seems like we should expect an announcement from Matterport? I could imagine that Matterport has been working closely with Apple to create a 3rd party scanning app?

"According to Apple, later this year, Shapr 3D, a professional CAD system based on Siemens Parasolid technology, will use the LiDAR Scanner to automatically generate an accurate 2D floor plan and 3D model of a room. New designs can then be previewed in real-world scale using AR right in the room you scanned," reports SPAR3D.

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Seems to be a must have for us MSPs.
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In addition to the LiDAR scanning, check out the speed of the new iPad.

Seven Things Nobody Told You About The New iPad Pro

https://flip.it/EHzVmh

Be safe,

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I think Apple is stepping into the market with the new iPad pro and this is making Matterport very nervous.

Look at this:



I bet that there will be alternatives (apps) to Matterport coming soon.

And then we must ask ourselves: Who will buy a 300 USD Matterport Scan, if you can create a (good looking) 3D model with a simple iPad pro?

MSPs must build complete marketing solutions, because simple scans (3D plus tour) won't convince customers anymore.

My simple point of view.
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It's really fast. 2 minutes for an apartment. Look at this demo



If they manage to add texture you have a MP dollhouse.
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Hi All,

If you have the new Apple iPad with the LiDAR Scanner, please start a new discussion telling us about your experience. If possible, please include examples of your scans with the iPad.

Thanks,

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Hi All,

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