Back when the iPhone X debuted, Apple mentioned special Snapchat lenses for the new device. Well, roughly seven months later, iPhone X users are now starting to see the three special lenses pop up on their devices. Each of the three filters take advantage of the X’s TrueDepth camera.
The benefit of this is that each of the three masks will hug your face tighter. On top of that, they’ll reflect light a lot more realistically. With the TrueDepth camera, Snapchat will also be able to blur the background and add more detail and 3D objects.
For the time being, Snapchat has released three filters so far. The first one is a gold mask with jewels that is reminiscent of a masquerade ball. The second one looks like that of the Ultimate Warrior makeup from WWF fame. The third frame is a mask that looks almost like a Chinese Kabuki mask.
To achieve this, Apple is letting third-party app developers have access to the visual facial mapping data obtained by the TrueDepth camera. However, no one, not even Apple’s employees have access to the mathematical data obtained by the camera. That data is restricted to each device itself. Even so, Snapchat will have a better time of recognizing your facial movements with the data it does have access to.
So if you’re the proud owner of an iPhone X, be sure to check out the special Snapchat lenses. It looks like, slowly but surely, Apple’s Animoji won’t be the only feature or app taking advantage of the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera.
Will you be using the Snapchat lenses or are they a gimmick you’re not buying into? Are you comfortable with Apple letting app developers have access to the TrueDepth camera to enhance their apps? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: The Verge
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