The new iPhone 7 has a dual camera system which apparently will allow you to create depth mapped images! This will be incredibly awesome if the 3D engraving feature of the glowforge works as promised. You’ll be able to take a photo of someone and have the depth map available for your engrave.
Here is the example apple gave in their promo:
The first image is of course the original image. As the iPhone has 2 lenses it is able to see stereoscopically to determine depth, which is shown as a black and white gradient, in multiple layers as depth stages.
You can then (supposedly) just import this to the glowforge software and engrave the 3D photo you just took into a material.
It makes me really reconsider getting an iPhone 7 plus. If there aren’t other stereoscopic cameras available I might just have to. This opens up a world of opportunity.
Below is an example of what should be able to be accomplished: