2017 Apple iPhone to be equipped with an iris scanner?

2017 Apple iPhone to be equipped with an iris scanner?
No sooner have we finally wrapped our heads around the new features coming on the 2016 Apple iPhone models, than a new report suggests that an iris scanner will be offered on next year's iPhone handsets. 2017 will be the tenth anniversary of Apple's iconic smartphone, and as a result it is believed that Apple held off making wholesale changes to this year's iPhone models, saving some major new features for next year's devices.

A company called Xintec will be mass producing its iris scanner chips next year, and those are the ones that are expected to be found inside the 2017 iPhone handsets. Samsung recently launched the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, and the high-end phablet includes an iris scanner that quickly unlocks the device.

Besides the iris scanner, the 2017 iPhones could feature an edge-to-edge AMOLED screen with an all-glass casing. With the removal of the home button, Touch ID will be embedded inside the display.

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, keep in mind that we expect the 2016 iPhone models to be unveiled on September 7th during Apple's next event in San Francisco. Two days later, pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus will begin with the launch of the phones taking place on September 16th.

source: Digitimes

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