In what could be a remarkable development for iPhone 8, American multinational tech giant Apple might eliminate fingerprint scanner from its latest flagship device iPhone 8 and replace it with a feature that will enable the users to unlock the device using a face-recognition technology.
It has been speculated for a long while that the multi-million dollar company would bring radical changes to the TouchID fingerprint scanner and the home button in its upcoming iPhone. The reason behind the speculation is that the company wants to drop the bezels around the side of the screen. It was also believed that the fingerprint scanner might get embedded beneath the screen or it may be pushed to the rear of the device. But the recent reports from The Independent have put forward to us a whole new story.
The face recognition feature will utilize a 3D sensor that will be able to scan people’s faces to make sure that they are who they are. An eye scanning technology might also be seen in order to make the system further secure. This feature would require the entire front screen of the device. As such, the speculations of a bezel-less iPhone 8 might very well be true.
Since iPhone 8 is the celebratory tenth-anniversary device from Apple, major changes and upgrades are being expected from it. Apple is known for bringing out innovation in its devices. iPhone 5s was the first to sport the fingerprint scanner in 2013, which now can be seen in various other smartphones. iPhone 7 brought the virtual home button. Now if the face-recognition feature does come out with iPhone 8, then we can also expect other smartphones to bring out the same.