07 April, 2018
There's three of them at launch, and you can try them now. These are only available on the iPhone X and work with the TrueDepth camera. The lenses include a Day of the Dead skull, a Mardi Gras-esque mask, and a gold-plated eye cover.
Long-press on the center of the screen to bring up the lenses and filters view.
With so much about data privacy issues going on these days, not to mention Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal, it is only fair to ask how much of TrueDepth camera data does Apple share with third-party apps like Snapchat.
But they'll only appear in the latest version of the app for you if you've got Apple's £999 iPhone X.
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Looking at Snapchat's photos and videos of this new feature, one can easily notice these lenses are tightly sticking to your face, especially around the jawline.
Snapchat says TrueDepth permits even the smallest points of interest and 3D objects in the lenses to take after your face's developments, influencing masks to look more reasonable than they normally are.
With the iPhone X still fresh in everybody's collective consciousness, it seems very unlikely for Apple to come forward with another tech marvel. With this feature, the camera can detect even the tiny movements on your face. And that is enough to create some fun & interesting AR lenses! The depth information lets Snapchat to more precisely pin virtual objects over a subject's face.
This lens puts slaps a bejeweled mask encrusted with diamonds on your face and a flower crown on your head.
During Apple's iPhone announcements, the company typically likes to bring other companies onstage where they will also be announcing partnerships or certain exclusive features. We recently played around with an app called Rainbrow made by developer Nathan Gitter that uses facial expressions to control the character in the game.