For its redesigned iPhone, set to go on sale later this year, Apple is testing an improved security system that allows users to log in, authenticate payments, and launch secure apps by scanning their face, according to people familiar with the product. This is powered by a new 3-D sensor, added the people, who asked not to be identified discussing technology that’s still in development. The company is also testing eye scanning to augment the system, one of the people said.
Apple's system can allegedly scan your face within a few hundred milliseconds and can even work with the iPhone laying flat on a table. It takes in more data points than Touch ID, making it more secure, claims a source.
The intent of the new feature is supposedly to replace Touch ID. Earlier today, well regarded analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the iPhone 8 would not feature a Touch ID sensor as the technology to support behind-the-display recognition is not ready yet.
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