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Apple RoomPlan: Is There a Room for Improvement?
Apple RoomPlan: Is There a Room for Improvement?

At WWDC 2022 Apple introduced RoomPlan API for Swift, which allows obtaining room scans using a camera and LiDAR on iPhone and iPad. This might look similar to the Scene Reconstruction API, which was introduced earlier and also uses LiDAR. It produces a polygonal mesh of the environment, which essentially provides information about the shape of the environment.

iPhone’s 12 PRO LiDAR: How to Get and Interpret Data
iPhone’s 12 PRO LiDAR: How to Get and Interpret Data

Apple events always amaze the entire world and 2020 was not the exception. Apple presented the first mobile devices equipped with LiDAR: iPad Pro 11 and iPhone 12 Pro (and PRO max version). This active sensor measures physical distances to the objects on a spatial two-dimensional grid. Nowadays it is widespread in the automotive area for object detection and collision avoidance.