iPhone 8, Apple’s 10th Aniversary smartphone is yet to be revealed by the tech giant but it is already making quite some waves in the rumor world. After much anticipation, the company is reportedly introducing a 3D Face scanning feature to unlock the smartphone.
According to Bloomberg, this new feature will replace the fingerprint feature in the iPhone 8 which will go on sale later this year. Using this new technology, the users will log in, authenticate payments and launch secure mobile apps by scanning their faces.
The company is also rumored to be testing eye scanning feature to augment the 3D face scanning in its premium smartphone.
The tech giant is focusing on the speed and accuracy of face scanning feature as it is quite uncomfortable to hold the phone at a specific angle and wait for a few minutes to open our phone.
The face scanning feature will be more secure than the traditional fingerprint scanner as it records more data points than the latter.
This is not the first time any company has tried its hands on this technology as earlier this year, Samsung introduced face and iris recognition in Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Many people were unsatisfied with these feature as people later found out that facial recognition could be tricked with a picture.
It is yet to be seen how Apple will tackle this problem in its smartphones.