Each year, one of the most anticipated smartphone releases is Apple's iPhone. Whatever your personal opinion on the product line may be, there's no denying that the announcement and launch of a new iPhone creates for the most buzz and talk compared to other competitors. Last year's iPhone 7
and 7 Plus still created for a great deal of hubbub, but they were definitely some of Apple's more conservative products in recent memory.
Thoughts and rumors about 2017's iPhone have been circulating pretty much every since the 7 and 7 Plus were announced, and we've heard some pretty wild claims so far. Additions such as a larger battery and improved dual-camera setup sound very par for the course, but the iPhone 8
, X, or whatever the special 10th year anniversary edition ends getting named, is also expected to come equipped with things along the lines of truly wireless charging
and an all-new take on 3D Touch
that currently exists on the iPhone 6S
and 7 series. On top of these and all other claims we've been hearing, you can add an iris scanner to the list of expected features for Apple's iPhone 8.
One of many concept designs for what the iPhone 8 might look like
The report that an iris scanner will be present on the phone comes by way of DigiTimes, and although it isn't necessarily a ground-breaking addition, it would certainly be a nice touch to be able to unlock the iPhone 8 with either your fingerprint or your eyes. We've previously seen iris scanners on handsets such as the Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL and Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, and if Apple does decide to add this eye-scanning tech to its upcoming flagship, you can safely bet that the company will do whatever it can to make it noticeably faster and more secure that the implementations we've seen so far.
report also goes on to say that "Makers in the supply chain are generally optimistic about the popularity of the device", and based off of everything we've already conjured for the iPhone 8, we don't find this hard to believe at all. Apple needs to go all out in 2017 with it being the 10th year anniversary of the first iPhone launch, and if an iris scanner is part of the equation to make the iPhone 8 the best phone we've seen from Apple yet, you won't find us complaining.