iPhone 8 might include 3D face recognition technology

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According to a Bloomberg report citing sources familiar with the matter, Apple is testing a new 3D sensor that will allow users to unlock their phone, authenticate payments or launch secure apps by scanning their face.

Apple is focusing on optimizing both the speed and accuracy of the new biometric security system, which can reportedly scan a user’s face and unlock the iPhone within a few hundred milliseconds. The new feature is designed to work even when the phone is laying flat on a table, so you do not have to pick up the phone and bring it close to your face.

According to the sources, the new biometric system is still in testing phase and might not make it in time for the iPhone 8 launch. In addition, while it might co-exist alongside the Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the next iPhone, Apple intends to completely replace Touch ID with the new system in the future. Because face scanning takes in more data points than a fingerprint scan, the system is considered more secure. Unlike Samsung’s Galaxy S8 iris scanner, which can be defeated using a photo of the user and a contact lens, Apple’s sensor has 3D depth perception, making the system more secure against 2D image printouts.

Finally, Apple is reportedly testing next-generation iPhone prototypes that have high frame rate screens, similar to the ProMotion displays in its latest iPad tablets.

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MikeyPosted:

This is the thing i would use for like a week, and be like naaaah bored of this now lol, just another unnecessary feature for another iPhone.

xEmoishPosted:

I don't even use the facial recognition on my Surface Pro 4 to unlock it, so I'm probably not going to utilize it on the phone.

SawkPosted:

My contract ends in July 2017 hopefully the 8 comes out sometime around then

XboxPosted:

Sounds interesting but probably not a feature I would ever use.

kerrryPosted:

We don't need 3D face recognition in a phone. Nuff said.

EchoPosted:

Such a bad thing to add if they do, how do they take into account, facial changes e.g. Beard's, Glasses, Scar's and ontop of that whos to say i cant rob a phone and scan an online image of someone and if "that's not possible" i'll just print the image off and stick it to a balloon. Keep the finger ditch the face

SeamPosted:

Its too much, iphone encryption as well as finger print and longer pass codes is good enough, its nowhere near good enough at this stage to warrant having it

-LewyPosted:

This is way too much, too soon.

SakonPosted:

Eh, kinda weird imo. I like the finger scanner, don't need a face scanner lol.

Two_FacedPosted:

I'm telling you straight up right now, this is not going to happen for at least 3-5 years