iphone 7 camera app read qr code

Like every year, Apple is expected to provide a sneak peak of the new iOS at WWDC this summer and launch the iPhone in the later half of 2016. This means that iPhone enthusiasts have started speculating what updates the tech giant will or should bring to its latest phone.

Once such concept was created  by a Youtube Blogger and iOS Developer, Ralph Theodory. In his latest Youtube video, Ralph speculates that the iPhone 7 should come with a ‘Smart Info Cam’ i.e. a smarter camera app that should be able to detect and decode barcodes and QR Codes. The app will then automatically pull out information such as weight, price, and calories.

In my opinion, this is a much needed addition to the native iOS app. Currently, iPhone users have to download a third-party QR Code scanning app to decode QR Codes are increasingly being used by marketers on products. The Passbook app on iOS has a QR Code scanner but limited to QR Codes for Passbook tickets and passes.

Both iOS and Android should either include QR Code scanning in their native camera apps like Xiaomi and Motorola or preload a third-party app. This will allow smartphone users to quickly scan QR Codes and easily get the information.

To see other ideas by Ralph for iPhone 7, see the complete video:

What do you think about this concept? Discuss in the comments section below.

Shubhi Mall is a big fan of mobile marketing and passionately writes about O2O technology, SEO, and Social Media. When not writing, she is busy either watching rom-com movies or gardening. Shubhi is a Content Writer with Scanova.