Apple’s new iPhone 7 is expected this year along with an uptick in sales, but many are speculating the iPhone 8 will bring in the most cash yet due to the potential involvement of facial recognition technology.
Phone or friend?
Your phone is probably already your best friend, but Apple wants to take your relationship to the next level. If you buy an iPhone 8, it may know you better than you ever thought possible. Gesture and facial recognition are reportedly going to be just two of the enticing features that the new device will offer, according to an article posted on computerworld.com.
The article went on to quote Cowen and Company Analyst Timothy Arcuri, who said the new features will be “supported by a new laser sensor and an infrared sensor mounted near the front-facing camera.”
So forget about locking your phone with a password, this new feature is a powerful one that will ensure you’re the only person who’ll ever be able to access your stuff.
If you’re worried about cyber attacks, fear no more. The new iPhone is also predicted to offer another layer of biometric protection that aims to keep users safe if they’re active online. While it may not protect you from every cyber-criminal out there, it will certainly help.
You’ll no longer have to worry about keeping a charger in your house, office and car with the new device; computerworld.com says Apple will deliver wireless charging with the iPhone 8.
Acuri also believes the new phone will boast the following features: a wrap around display in the larger model, augmented reality, stainless steel casting, and components embedded in the display. He also forecasts that the new iPhone 8 will not have a home button.
Adding facial recognition technology to an iPhone could be part of Apple’s plans to move into the Augmented Reality (AR) vertical.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook recently expressed interest in the space, saying, “We are high on AR for the long run, we think there’s great things for customers and a great commercial opportunity.”
Stay with us for updates on when you can expect to see the new phone on shelves.