iPhone 8 Replaces Touch ID With Iris Scanner And Face Recognition

In the race to be the sleekest smartphone with seemingly endless capabilities, it’s no wonder we’re starting to hear about the upcoming release of the Apple iPhone 8.

Although there has not been an official release date shared with the public yet, many are clamoring for details about Apple’s next iPhone. It appears in many online stories that KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has been doing most of the talking when it comes to revealing details about the upcoming release. Not only will the iPhone 8 have an A11 chip, wireless charging of up to 15 ft. and a possible Mini Touch Bar, Apple has also beefed up its security efforts.

Given the fact that there have been rumors of people stealing fingerprints off of online images, it’s no wonder Apple decided to alter how its products are accessed by everyday users. Through several leaks over the past year, it has been shared that there will be both an iris scanner and face recognition technology in the new yet-to-be-released iPhone 8.

After a reported trademark filing in 2016 for the name Iris Engine and Apple’s 2015 acquisition of real-time motion capture firm Faceshift, these pieces of information are tough to ignore. There’s also talks of a curved-edge display with an OLED screen for the iPhone 8 instead of the currently used LCD material.

Where will we see smartphones of the future within the next few years?

After Samsung’s decision to enter Apple’s arena with its own personal virtual assistant, Bixby, the smartphone space continues to thrive in innovation. From wireless charging to a possible fully glass-made smartphone, the information leaking out of Apple is ramping up everyone.



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