Today we wrote about the fact that the iPhone 8 will get a 5.8-inch display, the lower part of which will be used to control device functions. Thus, Apple is planning to abandon the fingerprint module Touch ID. According to knowledgeable sources, the new generation of Apple’s smartphone will be equipped with a laser sensor for three-dimensional scanning, which will be used for face recognition.
This information does should be considered a rumor, although we must note that in the iPhone 8, it is likely to be no fingerprint scanner, so it will need something to replace it. Moreover, according to experts, face recognition technology using a laser can be much more accurate and safer than dactyloscopy.
In addition, the same sensor can be used in technologies related to augmented reality. For example, in games. You can also remember the various usage scenarios of the device, project Tango: measurement of distance, sizes and so on. Something like that can make the upcoming flagship of Apple.
These reports, among other things, the sources are based on the fact that in 2013, Apple acquired Primesense, which develops technology surround vision and participated in the development of Microsoft Kinect.
In January, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as a rule very accurately predicting the characteristics of new devices from Apple, reported the new technologies of biometric identification in future iPhones. According to him, in Cupertino are developing a new technology that will complement the full-screen design of the housing smartphone and will increase the security of making payment transactions.
Kuo claims that the fingerprint recognition in the iPhone will eventually be replaced by a facial recognition system, which will provide an increased level of security.
“However, if the technological difficulties can not be overcome, we do not exclude the combination of fingerprint scanner and face recognition as alternative solutions,” he said. Conclusion on the probability of integration of face recognition, not iris, the analyst made on the basis of the mass of the Apple patents in this area.