This iPhone goes where no iPhone has gone before with “Single Image Monocular Depth Estimation.” In English, this is the first iPhone that can generate a portrait effect using nothing but a single, 2D image.
The new iPhone SE doesn’t have focus pixels, or any other starting point for depth. It generates depth entirely through machine learning.
So the next question is whether Machine Learning will ever get to the point that we don’t need multi-camera devices?
Another great article from the folks at Halide. Well written, well explained.