Apple iPhone 6 concept replaces Touch ID with EYE ID

Apple iPhone 6 concept replaces Touch ID with EYE ID
On Friday, we showed you a couple of Apple iPhone concepts made by Italian designer Set Solution. One model, the Apple iPhone Air, took the design cues from Apple's new full-sized tablet and applied it to a next-gen iPhone model. The other concept was an Apple iPhone 6c where the "c" stands for Curve. Now, the Italian designer is back with another iPhone 6 concept. This one is called the Apple iPhone 6 with EYE ID Retinal Scanner.

Instead of using a fingerprint scanner embedded inside the iPhone's home button, like on the Apple iPhone 5s, the EYE ID Retinal Scanner uses a  beam-like technology to scan the retina on the user's eyes. This allows the device to unlock. The Retina scan can do all of the things that the Touch ID can do and more. For example, using the Retina scan to verify who you are, the phone will let you into an online banking account to make transactions. You will also be able to make purchases from iTunes and the App Store after the scan confirms your identity using the EYE ID.

The time is not right for a retina scan on your phone, to be realistic. The technology is expensive and miniaturizing it might not be that easy at this point. Besides, with Touch ID apparently working for the most part, there really is no need to be looking at replacing it for the time being. But for those who want to see technology continue to move forward, click on the video below.

source: SetSolution, iClarified via RedmondPie

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1. king1000

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

But i heard samsung is going to put this technology in the galaxy s5.

9. mturby unregistered

whats the point of iphone concepts? they never materialize!

17. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

So Apple fans can dream.

29. zhiae unregistered

they are high!!!!

27. JMartin22

Posts: 2414; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Yeah, the posting of this article was completely pointless in hindsight and was just done for hits. Such a vapid concept won't be realized anyway. At least in no reasonable time frame.

49. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Fan based concepts are not made by Apple, but they're still interesting to see what someone else has come up with.

57. JMartin22

Posts: 2414; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

This new board would be filled up quickly with the past time of people that have nothing better to do but make unrealistic dream creations of their ideal phone.

2. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Yea.....right Iphone? They couldn't even build a phone with a screen of 5 inch or more...or finger scanner that actually work.

6. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Touch ID ACTUALLY works, much better than the one at the secured gate in my former office. And if you seriously think Apple hasn't been capable of building 5+inch iPhones, I advise you taking a visit at your family doctor. There is something called "design decisions".

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Look who got unbanned. It was great while it lasted.

11. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Look who is there. I missed you, Smurfette.

26. saurik

Posts: 86; Member since: May 13, 2013

Says the guy who himself got unbanned not so long ago.

18. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

The ONLY reason android phones have bigger screens is because they have no other way to compete with Apple. Android have got the idiotic "bigger is better" people in their sights and that's why they don't sell as many, luckily more people have sense. People who say "I'd buy an iPhone if it had a bigger screen" have no intention of buying an iPhone. If the iPhone was suddenly available in every 0.1" increment up to 28", they would still want a bigger screen or come up with some other crap reason why they wouldn't buy one. Want a bigger screen? Hold it closer to your face. Want a bigger screen so you can see around your thumbs? Go on a diet and get thinner thumbs. Phones should be 1 handed devices. Considering a phone spends more time in your pocket, would you rather that it fitted and not have to get clown pockets and also be restricted when you sit down. If you want to look stupid by holding a small tv to your face, buy an android. When you want a decent phone with a top class ecosystem and OS, give your android to a child, grow up and get an adults phone. Let's be honest, you banged on about android being open but you aren't a coder nor did you use any of the lame options that came with the open system.

19. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

No other way to compete with Apple? LOL joke of the year...

21. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Believe it or not, I work on AOSP. And I meet many people doing the same in the industry. It's true. No one dares going toe-to-toe in the same segment with Apple. No one.

28. JMartin22

Posts: 2414; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I guess you work on AOSP for just the convenience of telling us how great you think Apple is lol. Media consumption is just better on a bigger device, at least one bigger than some dinky little 4 inch display.

34. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Stop talking about things that are so obvious. No one purchases an iPhone without knowing about its screen size. What about talking about all those security holes in Android hardly anyone seems to care about? Just one word. Do not download any apps even from Google Play Store unless you want to share your personal data with the whole world.

56. techaman unregistered

It's been proven about the lie Apple started about security holes, android and ios both have flaws just prove it a dev made a malware game hit it passed iTunes and pulled it 2 days later just to prove it.

58. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

You mean it passed the AppStore approval? Fine. No damage occurred, right? What if damage occurred to customers? : Google would do nothing. "At your own risk", the open source spirit par excellence. Apple would take full responsibility and redeem the damage and improve the approval process. Why Google wouldn't improve the approval process? THERE IS NO SUCH THING. And that's also exactly the reason why Google would refuse any kind of redemption.

36. Humphrey.One

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

I liked the argument about worthlessness of Android being more developer-friendly from the view of an average user who's rather not into coding. But I actually think that the fact of Android being open isn't appreciated by the users for the phones' abillity to be modded, but for the fact that manufacturer can give you better hardware and provide better build quality for the part of product's price which normally is spent on the software. The thumbs - I am afraid you have not much of an idea whether they can be gotten thinner, or where the tissue actually grows and shrinks in them. People who are really fat happen to have tiny hands and even tinier fingers, while fit ones sometimes have big hands with not very thin fingers. Besides, why on earth would they adapt their whole body and lifestyle to some tiny device if they can simply buy another phone. Your argument is as valid as suggesting me a plastic surgery so that I can enjoy an iPhone. Which is quaint since Apple tends to tailor the products signed with an apple and an i to fit literally anyone as perfectly as possible. I am getting a little bit ironic here but you don't seem to notice that sticking something up your eye does not make it much bigger - I suggest you to test my supposition. I've said that only to satisfy those rageous readers who are not going to discuss with you, just calling you deeply wrong and unwise, and read my post in search for my agreement on that issue - I don't want to let them down and leave completely unentertained even after getting that far through my post. Forgive me as you acted not much differently if you think about it. I agree with you that phones should be small, one-handed devices. But I'd like to waste some more time of us all on muttering my opinions in a too-long post down this meaningless infotainment article. I think that the argument about one-handed use and pocket size is good as far as you imply that it's used with one hand is kept in a pocket. I am not keen on clothes, but as far as I know, tight jeans are not the only clothing known to man, and neither is that tiny pocket in them. I am not suggesting the change of your clothes along with the change of your phone, but I suggest that one doesn't have to be bothered whether the phone fits into a small pocket if they use a handbag, keep it in a jacket, have big pockets and so on. If you look closely at big smartphones you rage about, you will find out that the trend is to make them usable both with one or two hands equally well. And if you look closely at the small ones, you will notice that two-handed use is quite harder to achieve there and way less convenient when achieved, than one-handed in case of the big ones. Also, interesing thing about what say is that you seem to claim people look for excuses not to buy an iPhone as if they needed those excuses for something and I have no idea why. Thanks for reading if you did, hope you enjoyed.

40. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

Or maybe people just want more choices in screen size and software.. not everyone has to want an iPhone. Cute little tirade, though

43. TomTheNerd

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

this has to be the most bias, opinionated post I have EVER read

46. yunikmaha

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

Its even hard to sit down, tie my shoes, etc with bigger screen, apple will make iPhone 6 not to be like s4

51. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

My day is complete! Someone that lives with his face smothered in iFeces! Get over yourself, Mr. Sensitive Internet Guy. Also, your "can you just die already?" statement makes your silly little attempts completely futile, and any faint trace of intelligence coming from your fingertips gets overlooked faster than your boiling point for Android. Android can stand up to any mobile platform out there right now, and you know what's one of the many things that set it apart from the competition? Multiplicity of choices! Oh, I said it! It will only get better whether you love it or not, and the same goes for iOS or any other platform currently in existence. Stop feeding your fangirl pride and embrace technology as a whole, child! Oh, wait - it's the internet. Everyone's a big boy on the internet. Carry on!

52. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I forgot to add that I'm in love with my Note 3 right now! I wear regular, fit jeans, but as a guy pockets are no problem and it fits right in (unless your girly skinny jeans are too tight, which you shouldn't wear due to fertility and blood circulation issues in the long run). I can sit comfortably and take it out flawlessly, just to enjoy gaming, HD video and taking amazing pictures on that big ass, beautiful screen without any stutter! Amirite?!?! Also, making calls on it feels great! It feels like a real phone for once! Can't wait for the Note 4, 5, 6, 7 to infinity! Oh, Samsung! How could you develop such a device without lag? It's an Android after all! Hate, hate, hate! /s PS: I really do own a Note 3, and personally, it's the best damn phone out there. My father and my gf each own a 5S, my sis a 5C and my mother a G2. Geared up my family early this Xmas with great phones! Keep the hate, hate, hate to yourself, child!

59. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

i also own Note 3, i can confirm this device are awesome and it's not laggy (sometimes i play final fantasy and other graphic intensive games).

55. techaman unregistered

So I guess you will not be getting the iPhone 6 because they already said they are doing a 5 inch to compete with all others because people want a screen they can see. Again this shows how far behind tech and news Apple phones and fans are.

23. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

the finger scanner actually works really well. MUCH MUCH BETTER than the one on the one max or any other phone out there

44. yunikmaha

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

Haven't you used iphone 5s yet, please don't say things which are totally lie, you idiot. And they are going to built 5" screen in coming year and the reason they did built it before was because, it's hard to use in one hand but now they are trying to make it useable with one hand too

60. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

My question is why does everyone get so upset over a concept that will not even be seen anytime soon?

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