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3D Facial Recognition to Replace Touch ID on Apple iPhone 8

Softpedia Friday, 17 February 2017
3D Facial Recognition to Replace Touch ID on Apple iPhone 8Apple is expected to release the iPhone 8 this year, a smartphone that will incorporate many design changes and feature a wireless charging, aside from other additions. The latest report from MacRumors says that the iPhone 8 will have 3D Facial Recognition. Apple has been rumored to ditch the physical Home Button on the new iPhone and thus replaced Touch ID technology. JPMorgan analyst Rod Hall stated that the 5.8-inch iPhone with edge-to-edge OLED display will have 3D facial recognition. The analyst added that the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus could also feature a 3D laser scanner, considering that Apple has increased volume of the module at its suppliers. The scanner is said to add $10 to $15 per module to the iPhone 8’s price, which is rumored to reach $1,000. The OLED display, glass casing and increased production raise the price of the phone by $100. Bigger ...
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