Rumors have long suggested that the Apple might include face recognition in its next iPhone – the 10th anniversary iPhone 8 – and now the Bloomberg sources seem to have confirmed that. The sources understand that the new smartphone will include a depth sensor that can scan face with incredible levels of accuracy and speed.
The new face recognition feature reportedly unlocks the device inside of a few hundred milliseconds, and unlike the Galaxy S8’s iris scanner, users wouldn’t need to hold the phone close to their faces. The 3D feature is also said to improve security, by collecting more bio-metric data than Touch ID and reducing the chances that the scanner would be fooled by a photo.
Though, those who have leaked this info claim that Apple ultimately wants users to use face recognition instead of Touch ID, but it isn’t clear whether this will replace Touch ID.
The Bloomberg in their write up also recap the existing rumors, including an all-screen design – with a tiny cut-out at the top for camera, sensors and speaker – a speedier 10-nanometer processor and a dedicated chip for AI tasks.
Other than that, for the device’s 10th anniversary, Apple is also testing a new glass casing, steel edges, and a larger display. The new phone will have glass on both the front and back with curved edges. A stainless steel frame hold together the glass casing and houses power and volume controls, according to the report.
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