Company you've never heard of reveals that face recognition and AR are coming to the Apple iPhone 8

Company you've never heard of reveals that face recognition and AR are coming to the Apple iPhone 8
A company that you probably never heard of has inadvertently revealed information pertaining to the 10th anniversary edition of the Apple iPhone. Dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, this premium model is widely expected to include features including 3D sensing and AR capabilities. Back in February, KGI securities reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the front camera on the device will be revolutionary with its ability to provide face recognition and AR capabilities.

Since February, there have been various rumors at one time or another about whether Apple has been able to get the technology to work and whether the phone will be delayed as Apple tries to work out the kinks. We might have seen some of those questions answered late last week when a company called Finisar held its post earnings release conference call. During the call, the company said that it would sell tens of millions of 3D sensors during the October quarter. These sensors are used for both facial recognition and for Augmented Reality. One analyst at Piper Jaffray sees the company selling 60 million sensors to Apple during that three month period.

Another company in the same line of business as Finisar is Lumentum. The latter could end up selling a large quantity of laser devices to Apple for use in the iPhone 8. Both companies usually sell their wares to data centers and telecommunication networks. Selling to Apple could be the start of a whole new revenue source for both firms. In its conference call on Friday, Finisar hinted that it would be selling to new customers as well as handling higher demand from its primary customer, which is possibly Apple.


While this is good news to both Finisar and Lumentum, we are more concerned about what this means to smartphone users. Finisar's comments could indicate that Apple is about to introduce something innovative and ground breaking with the iPhone 8.

source: IBD

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23 Comments

1. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Cant wait. The iPhone 8 is gonna be the ONLY great phone announcement this year.

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Haha...that's a laugh. There have already been great phones announced this year. The iPhone will just be one of many. I'm looking for significant improvements. Not more gimmicky useless BS. The iPhone needs some type of split-screen apps capability, fast charging (do n't care about wireless charging), and the like. What would really be cool too is, if Apple could find a way to make the main camera take a normal picture, and have the extra lens take a 2X photo, but combine the 2 into an awesome shot with the background zoomed up a bit. I would like to see Apple open up the camera by allowing us to choose resolution size for the phone and have a pro mode to allow for those who want to learn, or who already know, and option to control photography better. I would like to see a complete clean up of the settings menu, where we have tabbed options so that system setting have a tab, app setting have a tab and similar. VR hasn't looked all that great and I expect AR will be just another...look what we go today, only to be forgotten 2morrow. We need substance in devices for what they cost. Not gimmicks that get stale in a few days.

3. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You sound like a broken record. Dude, drop it with the nonsense posts.

4. mikehunta727 unregistered

You said AR won't boom? Are you serious with that incredibly terrible prediction? You really can't think of the endless possibilities with AR...?

8. Bankz

Posts: 2463; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

You notice how he said he didnt care for wireless charging knowing apple are going to include it this year, yet he's been listing it as must have feature that apple doesn't have saying it made his life easier while praising samsung for including it and bashing apple for not including it.

23. AxelFoley

Posts: 536; Member since: May 30, 2017

Bankz, good point. So, I guess that means you will start bashing Apple for including it. 1. Bankz (Posts: 1616; Member since: 08 Apr 2016) No, because it has practically no advantages, slow, still uses cords and can't be used when placed. May 2017, 11:142 14. Bankz (Posts: 1616; Member since: 08 Apr 2016) U can do all those with a conventional charger. Btw, most of those things u mentioned has to do with the phones capability not the wireless charging pad itself (always on display, slideshows, movies).

24. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

I bash Apple cor charging me a cost as if it has it, and doesnt have it. I use fast charhing more thwn wireless. But look how much the iPhone costs and it dowsnt have it vs the GOaxy S. I lraise Samsung cor haing it, because the ohome is exoenaive and i expwxt advanced features foe the cost. So they deserve praise. Look how much the S and Note cost vs the iPhone. Should the iPjone be taking 3 plis hours tp charge foe a battery 40% smaller thwn mine? If the S3 with jts tiny display has splitscreen, why doesnt Apple have it? Apple is daying they are gonna cgarge $1000 foe a phone that wipl still have less features vs the S ot Note foe similar pricing. Samsung should be praise. Apple gets plenty rhwy dont wven deserve. Apple is gomna drive everyone to buy this model, by making the 7S look like the present phone. Since they used thr dame deaign 4 times, no one who had it twice will want it. So they will get th3 neqer styked one, even if rhey criticized Samsung for having the dane. After all, how ma y times did you say sich features arw gimmicks, but no tbat Apple will have them, youre praising them? Dont point finger. Yes Apple should have it. Because tbwy charge enough to have it.

9. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 988; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

MR is where it's at, and no company is even close to having a viable use for AR/VR/MR in their smartphones

14. mikehunta727 unregistered

MR is a mix of both AR and VR. IT doesn't detract at all from what I said

15. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 988; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

No variant of altered reality is in a stage where it will be a game changer on a Smartphone. Gear VR isn't as powerful or useful as a full fledged VR system like Oculus Rift. And Apple's ARkit won't be any form of improvement over currently existing AR systems. For AR, VR, and ultimately MR to be of use they need to be a part of their own dedicated hardware.

10. aegislash

Posts: 1430; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Mike, do you realize who you're replying to? The king of S-Sheep himself. When he says AR won't boom, he means he himself won't care about it until Samsung does it...and then suddenly he'll be praising it left and right. Apple can do no right in his eyes. He hates them with a passion, despite posting pictures of the iOS devices he owns. (who in the right mind buys things from a company they hate, anyways?!)

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Neither AR nor VR is coming to the iPhone in any meaningful way. They're just going to have the same gimmick they released at WWDC where you can place little objects in space which honestly, is borderline worthless past the initial gimmick stage. Apple's addiction to the iPhone means they will try to pile as much on that horse as they can until it breaks completely. Every year its the same story, some revolution is coming which just ends up being a long forgotten iFan dream or gimmick. Touch ID was the only convenience addition that still endures, and even that wasn't an in house innovation. Force touch is still meh, the dual cameras are still mediocre, the lack of headphone jack still hasn't gotten rid of all wires in the world (but I hear that barometer that replaced it is working great), still no sapphire screen (iphone 6), still no long range charging (iphone 7), still no revolutionary new design (iphone 7), still not AMOLED screen (iphone 6s), etc etc etc. But no....this will be the year, when iFans finally stop fighting cognitive dissonance when buying the iPhone.....just keep on believing and one day the faithful will receive their deliverance.

11. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Oh my god, how you write these nonsense comments? Are you a Samsung robot?

12. aegislash

Posts: 1430; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Cnour...what a good laugh you just gave me. Yeah, Techie's a Samsung robot for sure, but you're kind of exactly the same when it comes to Apple. Except that your stupid comments tend to be short and sweet, rather than full blown essays.

16. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Bruh.... iPhone charges way faster than android, on average.

21. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

The usual Apple comment section B. :D Just like their guiding star, Donald J. Trump, if you can't deliver the product you just keep spamming lies about its greatness....

22. Tipus

Posts: 765; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Android isn't a phone you dumbass. And iphone is one of the slowest charging phones now. Troll harder

7. Bankz

Posts: 2463; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

AR and 3d sensing is going to be crazy on the iphone 8. Btw you hear him saying these days how the design of the s7/edge was meh yet he was praising it to high heavens last year now he'll do thesame for the s8 then claim how the s9 is better and how he never really thought the s8 was any good. Moral: he will praise anything samsung puts out regardless of how bad or ugly, just like i believe he must have even done for the S5 against gems like the m8 and the ip6.

6. NoAllegiance unregistered

I am just wondering if this iPhone will be easy for others to copy, in terms of cost.

13. aegislash

Posts: 1430; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

You can bet that come Q1 2018, every chinese OEM will suddenly be unveiling glass sandwich smartphones. At this point, we can almost guarantee that by looking at the iPhone 8 leaks, we're essentially also looking at OnePlus 6 leaks.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30710; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Great, but what killer software features will it have? I've seen iOS 11, and I'm not impressed at all. It's just a slight upgrade over 10, Will Apple include: 1. Split view 2. Slide over 3. Picture in Picture 4. Themes 5. New UI look 6. iThemes 7. Pencil support 8. Ability to place widgets where we like 9. An actual dark theme, not smart invert We got: 1. customizable control center 2. deeper integration. IOS is solid, but it's so boring to me, and needs a major visual overhaul. Just Note 8 the damn thing Cook, and be done with it.

20. apple-rulz

Posts: 1843; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Dude you make the same f-cking post on every single Apple article, nobody gives a sh!t about what you want or don't want. Buy a thousand Note 8's and live happily ever after, just stop with your lame copy-and paste rant.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30710; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You give a sh/t, to keep stalking me and replying lol. Have Mxyflashmite give you some butt burn ointment.

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