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iPhone 8 to Replace Fingerprint Scanner With Face Scanner?

iPhone 8 to Replace Fingerprint Scanner With Face Scanner?

Posted February 16, 2017 at 5:23pm by iClarified
Apple may be planning to replace the fingerprint scanner with a face scanner on the iPhone 8, according to JPMorgan analyst Rod Hall via CNET.

A front-facing 3-D scanner could replace the home button, which could be phased out if Apple goes with a full-glass front this year, Hall wrote in a research note this week. Biometric facial scanning would be more secure for Apple Pay and could work better in "wet conditions" if the iPhones are more water resistant, JPMorgan wrote.

Notably, this coincides with another report from the reliable Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. Kuo also predicted that Apple would replace the Touch ID fingerprint scanner with new biometric technologies that offer similar functionality.

Additionally, Kuo says the iPhone 8 will feature a 5.8-inch OLED with a main display area of 5.15-inches and another smaller area below that will service as a virtual function button region.


It's widely expected that the 10th anniversary iPhone will be a major update. It will purportedly have a chassis made of reinforced glass with a stainless steel metal frame and an edge-to-edge display that has no bezels on the top and bottom. Additionally, the front camera, Touch ID, speaker, and other sensors will apparently be embedded into the display. Another report claims that the device would be a clear piece of glass with a next-generation OLED screen. The 5.8-inch screen is said to feature a main 5.15-inch display area with a reserved 'function area' below for virtual buttons. The device may use a stacked logic board design freeing up space for a larger battery pack. More recently, Apple is said to be equipping the phone with wireless charging, an iris scanner or face scanner, and a 3D camera.

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Melody2727 - February 19, 2017 at 11:35pm
It's not gonna work. What if you get your face f up and you need to use your phone for emergency. Not going to recognize you.
no_ma'am - February 18, 2017 at 1:56am
Boooo! Just hold a pic of someone to their phone and you have just hacked it. Stupid idea.
Ab08 - February 22, 2017 at 2:15pm
Picture wont work, as the article states 3D facial recognition.
Paul Avery
Paul Avery - February 17, 2017 at 12:40pm
Why do they bother reporting this. 95% of the time it's wrong. Ha... oh dear... I just realised I sound like Emperor Trump. It's fake news people, fake news. Sad.
matrixmaniac - February 18, 2017 at 6:00am
Yeah, so sad! But I will make the home button great again! It will be fantastic! The best home button ever! It's amazing! Believe me!
Monica Lewinski
Monica Lewinski - February 17, 2017 at 7:05am
What the feck!
Sam Smith
Sam Smith - February 16, 2017 at 11:31pm
I ride and have my phone mounted on my bike. I have strava and use that for current speed. Currently I can unlock my phone without looking at it. But now, instead of being able to reach over and place my thumb (or other finger) on the scanner to unlock the phone, I will have to pick it up, point the camera at my face, ensure my visuals are consistent with when I set up the phone (remove glasses and helmet). Not very practical.
komo - February 16, 2017 at 7:56pm
This will faill epicly Removing Headphone jack LCD to LED No Home button No bezel changing the battary shape
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