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Analyst says iPhone 8 will ditch Touch ID, feature 3D laser scanner for facial recognition instead

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Analyst says iPhone 8 will ditch Touch ID, feature 3D laser scanner for facial recognition instead

2017 is a busy and important year for Apple, as the company is celebrating the iPhone's 10th anniversary. Come September, we may see no less than 3 new iPhone models, possibly named iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, and iPhone 7s Plus.

While the 7s and 7s Plus are direct successors to last year's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone 8 is expected to be the star of the bunch. We already heard a lot of interesting things about the iPhone 8, including the fact that it should feature a curved 5.8-inch OLED display and an "all glass" design. According to JPMorgan analyst Rod Hall, another notable feature of the iPhone 8 will be a 3D laser scanner for facial recognition.

Reportedly, the presence of a facial recognition scanner means that Apple will do away with Touch ID on the iPhone 8. This kind of makes sense, as the iPhone 8 allegedly doesn't have a physical Home button. However, last month, we heard that the new iPhone would feature both face recognition, and a fingerprint scanner embedded into its screen, though JPMorgan's analyst doesn't seem to agree. 

JPMorgan's Rod Hall believes that the 3D laser scanner will be more secure than Touch ID, while also eliminating the frustration that iPhone users sometimes feel when fingerprint scanners don't work (for example, under wet circumstances). The laser scanner could also pave the way for future augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) endeavors that Apple may be pursuing, though these aren't likely to be revealed before 2018.

As reported earlier today, the iPhone 8 might cost at least $1,000. The handset could have the same overall size as the regular 4.7-inch iPhone 7s, since it's basically all-screen on the front, while the iPhone 7s probably has thick bezels around its screen (similar to the iPhone 7 - pictured above).

All in all, pretty much all rumors and educated guesses are suggesting that the iPhone 8 should be the most interesting iPhone model to date. Are you excited about its launch?

via: Apple Insider

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posted on 16 Feb 2017, 17:25 3

1. kiko007 (Posts: 4390; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


Just make it exciting.

posted on 16 Feb 2017, 17:28 1

2. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3145; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I need my FP scanner man, better not do away with it.

posted on 16 Feb 2017, 17:32 1

3. Mreveryphone (Posts: 967; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Let's see if they really innovative with the 8/X or if they keep stringing the people along with outdated updates...

posted on 16 Feb 2017, 17:58

6. Finalflash (Posts: 3367; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


They promise the world everytime and basically nothing happens as all the features fall out one at a time until launch. They aren't a company that makes new tech, they just repackage old tech. Look to what is available on the market now and that is basically all they will have.

posted on 16 Feb 2017, 18:40

13. Valinor (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


But sometimes the rumours are true.
But then it ends up being a totally new product lineup thats twice as expensive and the normal product line only gets a minor upgrade.
So we still get screwed :p

On a different note: where do these names come from: iphone 8/ iphone X.
The only thing that makes sense is 'iphone pro'

posted on 16 Feb 2017, 19:55 2

17. azimesmail (Posts: 213; Member since: 23 Nov 2014)


It's quite simple actually.

iPhone = Name of the phone
X = Roman Numeral for 10
This year = 10th anniversary of the iPhone.

iPhone X = 10th anniversary model of the iPhone.

posted on 16 Feb 2017, 20:41 2

18. joevsyou (Posts: 962; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


the world promises the world everything everytime by hyping a company that hasn't done nothing but follow it's competitors

posted on 16 Feb 2017, 17:33 1

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 22955; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nahhhh, might have both.

posted on 16 Feb 2017, 17:44

5. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 1429; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


Let's see what they have in store. I want some new tech.

posted on 16 Feb 2017, 17:59 6

7. Joms_US (Posts: 170; Member since: 02 Oct 2016)


Great another prediction from Cr@pple ANALyst.

posted on 16 Feb 2017, 18:07 1

8. HillaryClinton2020 (Posts: 49; Member since: 08 Feb 2017)


Now this is call innovation, take that Android!

posted on 16 Feb 2017, 18:15 6

10. sissy246 (Posts: 3181; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


No one really knows if there even is a iphone 8.

posted on 16 Feb 2017, 18:34 8

12. Subie (Posts: 1222; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


But this article is about hardware innovation. Android is software.

posted on 16 Feb 2017, 19:27 8

15. aegislash (Posts: 827; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


Let the ignorant sheep baaaah peacefully.

posted on 17 Feb 2017, 00:50 4

20. SIGPRO (Posts: 1720; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


What a dummy..........didn't you know that Android is an OS?
This sheep must be living in a apple cave for so long that he (euhm he is a she now) does not know the difference between hardware and software!
HillaryClinton2020 aka Snakeboy aka Vincent Liu.........get a life!

posted on 17 Feb 2017, 00:54 2

21. maple_mak (Posts: 736; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


He only knows that open a can with his sharp neck.

posted on 17 Feb 2017, 02:44

25. iushnt (Posts: 1948; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Haha yeah

posted on 16 Feb 2017, 18:08

9. diggie32 (Posts: 110; Member since: 03 Apr 2016)


I heard the iPhone 8 will come with a holographic projector built in for FaceTime. Better get started on that article!

posted on 16 Feb 2017, 18:22 2

11. batmite (Posts: 127; Member since: 19 Jan 2017)


Apple will innovate and the rest will follow as always.

posted on 17 Feb 2017, 00:37 4

19. sissy246 (Posts: 3181; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Whatever Mxy lol

posted on 17 Feb 2017, 01:20 1

23. SIGPRO (Posts: 1720; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Tell me what did apple innovate?

posted on 17 Feb 2017, 02:09 1

24. RasacL (Posts: 15; Member since: 27 Jan 2017)


Mention atleast 1 innovation which Apple did first and others followed?

They never did anything first. All they did was copying

posted on 17 Feb 2017, 02:46

26. iushnt (Posts: 1948; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


64 bit soc in a phone, that great iOS

posted on 17 Feb 2017, 04:36 3

29. SIGPRO (Posts: 1720; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


ios great? Whahahah most restricted and closed OS ever! Can't do sh!t!

posted on 17 Feb 2017, 06:19

30. AmashAziz (Posts: 643; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


I think it's great. Now what r u gonna do 'bout it?

posted on 17 Feb 2017, 06:45

31. SIGPRO (Posts: 1720; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Nothing.....i just laugh at sheep......baaaaaaahhhh!

posted on 17 Feb 2017, 07:16

32. krystian (Posts: 372; Member since: 16 Mar 2016)


You mean MS innovated by having 3d laser facial scanning and then Apple will follow?

posted on 17 Feb 2017, 07:17

33. AmashAziz (Posts: 643; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Like your mother laughed when you were born? Baaaaaaahhhh!

LOSER.......!

posted on 16 Feb 2017, 18:48

14. Alter (Posts: 81; Member since: 25 Mar 2016)


Wow if they really use a 3D laser scanner for facial recognition and call it iPhone X then that sounds cool in a sci-fi way.

posted on 16 Feb 2017, 19:29

16. aegislash (Posts: 827; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


I'm hoping that all tech companies are smart enough to call their 10th generation/10th anniversary phones X instead of 10 because X just looks and sounds much better.
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