There are definitely no shortage of leaks and rumours surrounding the iPhone 8, and these recent leaks are pretty interesting. According to trusted sources, the iPhone 8 will very likely come with a form of facial recognition; it’s also said to be faster, more accurate and secure than Touch ID.
Reportedly dubbed Face ID, Apple’s take on facial recognition is said to use infrared technology. This is pretty similar to how Windows Hello work, and chances are, Face ID could match – or more optimistically, exceed – the speed and accuracy of the former.
Apple’s pitch come September will be that Face ID is quicker, more secure, and more accurate than Touch ID. People inside Apple say it is.
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) August 6, 2017
Aside from that, Face ID will reportedly be even more secure than the tried-and-tested Touch ID too. Looking at other phone makers’ implementation of facial recognition, they’re either very fast at the expense of security or vice versa. It’ll be interesting to see if Face ID can be even more secure than fingerprint recognition without sacrificing speed.
More recently, developer Guilherme Rambo’s analysis of the leaked HomePod code also reveal that Face ID may have the ability to silence notifications if you’re looking at the iPhone 8. While this isn’t exactly a groundbreaking feature, it will certainly be a very useful one.
The iPhone 8 will almost certainly be Apple’s most impressive iPhone yet, but as is always the case with leaks and rumours, take them with a pinch of salt. Apple is expected to unveil its range of new iPhones sometime next month in September.