This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Among Apple's new flagship iPhone 12 series this year, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max has a LiDAR Scanner. You can use this feature to measure a person's height in the Measure app.
The LiDAR scanner uses infrared light to capture the depth of the area captured by the camera, or the three-dimensional shape, with high accuracy. Apple's official claimed benefits include a fast and accurate AR app that overlays real and virtual images, six times faster autofocus in darker areas than conventional cameras, and a portrait mode that allows you to capture a nice bokeh background even when shooting in the dark.
According to the official Apple iPhone User Guide, you can even measure the height of a person sitting in a chair. First, position your iPhone so that the person you want to measure appears on the screen from head to toe. After a moment, a line appears at the top of the person’s head (or hair, or hat), with the height measurement showing just below the line.
If you tap the shutter button in that state, you can take a photo with the measurement results and share the height measurement image from Photos or Files apps on your iPhone whenever you want.
While it's a bit sad that it doesn't leave any scratches on a pillar, but you might want to get an iPhone 12 Pro series for your child's growth album because you can save your child's figure with a number for their height at that point in time.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.