Apple iPhone 8 could have a 3D facial scanner instead of Touch ID

By : |July 4, 2017 0

We have had quite a bit of rumors and speculations regarding the Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 that will also mark 10 years of iPhone. Adding to this long list, there is another one that says that Cupertino giant is working on a feature that will let users unlock iPhone using their face instead of a fingerprint.

According to Bloomberg, Apple is currently working on an improved security system for its feature smartphones that allows users to log in, authenticate payments, and launch secure apps by scanning their face. The report also believes the new iPhones could include the ProMotion increased refresh rate displays seen in the new iPad Pros as well as a dedicated Apple Neural Engine chip for handling AI.

KGI Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo too have seconded the claims about 3D sensing for face recognition in the iPhone 8. Kuo says that this year Apple will have three iPhone designs: two iterative updates to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, as well as the all-new OLED iPhone 8.

                                 

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Kuo is also predicting that the 32GB model is gone, and Apple would only make 64GB and 256GB storage options available. The analyst is predicting a September launch for iPhone 2017 series, with OLED version seeing a constrained supply and high demand.

Apple is also working on new augmented reality capabilities, Bloomberg News reported earlier this year. It’s unclear whether the new 3D sensor will support AR features, or just focus on face and eye scanning for security and authentication.

If the leaks are any indication, it is clear that the next iPhone would represent a massive hardware upgrade, even if the software remains conservative.

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