iPhone 8 3D face recognition system will be faster than current tech, to work in ‘millionths of a second’


Apple's iPhone 8 is expected to ditch fingerprint identification in favor of 3D face recognition, and now we learn that the new feature will work in a millionths of a second speed, according to a report by the Korea Herald citing insider info.

The Samsung Galaxy series were among the first mainstream devices to feature iris recognition, but the speed and accuracy of the current technology leave a lot to be desired, and maybe that is why current phones ship with an eye scanner AND a fingerprint reader.

The iPhone 8, on the other hand, is expected to make a full dive into 3D scanning. Both Samsung and Apple are rumored to have tried to implement a fingerprint scanner under the display glass, but failed as the technology was not sufficiently advanced.

The new iPhone will also introduce 3D sensors on both its front and back for Apple's new augmented reality (AR) platform.

This latest report also reveals that Apple will not use curved edges for its iPhone 8 screen, but will instead use a flat AMOLED panel. The big benefit of using AMOLED for Apple thus is not the curve, but its thinner profile compared to an LCD screen.

“Apple is highly unlikely to follow the same design of its rival’s. Instead of the curved edge display, it will have a flat screen with bezel-less on the top and bottom alongside the two sides,” the report said.

In the beginning of September, Apple is expected to hold a big event to unveil three new iPhones: two successors to the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and the brand new iPhone 8. In addition to that, the company is expected to lift the cover off its Apple Watch Series 3 that will introduce independent, 4G LTE connectivity to the Apple wearable form factor.

source: Korea Herald

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57 Comments

1. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

That is still slow as hell.

4. Techlover2018

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 14, 2017

Speed is not a problem, wondering about the convince!

8. Phonehex

Posts: 759; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Would it work with sunglasses , caps , hats , spectacles etc?

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It should, as long as your face can be seen.

40. Leo_MC

Posts: 7216; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Then it might also work when you're sleeping, which is not nice :).

18. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

AR, 3d sensing, dual speakers, dual cameras, design, 3d touch, A11 SoC, oled, and the big battery size has me being seriously pumped up for the iphone 8. What a beast it would be tbh. Btw, i'm also curious how apple will implement the function area and the facial recognition system. So much tech on the new iphone.

33. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 595; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Knew you'd be here spouting off the same old crap

36. sissy246

Posts: 7083; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO You know he works for apple.

46. Tipus

Posts: 851; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

You forgot your praised onscreen FPS.. Oh, that's right , it's not happening :))

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4110; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Is it secure and will it work in the dark? Two most important factors.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It won't work in the dark, unless it uses Infrared, or your display brightness is high enough to illuminate your face to be seen. The Galaxy starting with the Note 7, using Infrared with the Iris Scanner, but not with face recognition.

20. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yes it will. Perfectly.

44. sissy246

Posts: 7083; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Because you have tried it so you know it will.

3. gigicoaste

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

"and maybe that is why current phones ship with an eye scanner AND a fingerprint reader." are you preparing the field for an IPhone without fingerprint sensor.. having an excuse that iris scanner is so awesome that is not required? :)) Hilarious! The fingerprint sensor is still there because it is widely used by apps not because iris scanner is not properly implemented, contrary it works flawless.. so please, don't act like someone will reinvent the wheel!

47. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Knew there had to be some BS in the article given the author. Comments and sources are the best way to get factual information on this site.

5. micjam

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 19, 2017

similar tech to Sony's 3D facial recognition?

6. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Apple years and years behind the market!

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

No, they will show you how a facial recognition system is suppose to work just like they did with Touch ID! The garbage they have on the market now is half baked and you need backup because it's not secure enough.

9. AxelFoley unregistered

Authentec showed how fingerprint unlock was supposed to work on iphones and countless other devices after, not Apple. Maybe now you can tell us how widgets, pull down notifications, oled, wireless charging, water resistance, power saving mode, and maps are supposed to work. You can give Apple credit for all of that too?

19. apple-rulz

Posts: 2028; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

LoopPay showed Samsung how to do MST payments. VivLabs showed Samsung how to do Bixby. Toppan showed Samsung how to do Infinity Displays. Sematech showed Samsung how to make chips. Google makes the OS for all but the lowest model Samsung phones. What else do you care to give Samsung credit for?

21. AxelFoley unregistered

Of the things you listed, which one did I give Samsung credit for? I'll just wait for that quote saying "no, Samsung will show you how MST payments are suppose to work." I understand you're slow, but try to keep up with the issue. It's not adding features, it's the constant need to give Apple credit for something they didn't do. So back to your last sentence, which one did I give Samsung credit for the way you all are on your knees giving Apple fellatio for.

25. apple-rulz

Posts: 2028; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Just keeping you in proper perspective, I know you're a Samsung fan.

22. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Apple now owns Authentic. It was more of a partnership also. What you have to give Apple credit for is having the idea that what was on the market was crap and to seek something better. They may always seem late to the party, but it's for good reason.

24. AxelFoley unregistered

Authentec sells to multiple OEMs. Apple also bought Beats, so I guess I'll give them credit for making headphones more colorful. Heck, they bought machines for Samsung to make OLEDs so I'm guessing in a few months you'll let us all know how Apple's "implementation" shows us how OLED is done. Authentec improved on their product that they had since the ATRIX. Apple was just the first in line to collect. But, they definitely weren't the last and it definitely wasn't done in Cupertino, CA. But, since you think Apple gets credit for "the implementation", you've just made your buddy Apple-Rulz's comment null and void since Samsung improved everything he listed.

26. apple-rulz

Posts: 2028; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

It burns your anus to give Apple credit, doesn't it?

28. AxelFoley unregistered

I give them absolute and complete credit for creating a world of schills that they go to the point of creating screen names such as "Apple-Rulz" or having their weddings in Apple stores. As previously stated, there is nothing wrong with Apple; there is something definitely wrong with you. You are brainwashed to the point where Apple can do no wrong. If they are first, then they are courageous and everyone else is a bunch of following, copying, copiers. If they are last, "oh, Apple just waited for the tech to mature so they could show everyone else how it's done". If the phone cost $220 to build, you'll tell everyone it's "premium". If 90% of iphones are bought on subsidy, you'll say that anyone who has something else can't afford one even though most iphone owners are financing. Apple definitely deserves credit for brainwashing. How else would we get great quotes such as, "letting the user decide is a poor excuse period- NCTX77. Apple isn't the problem. Your intellectual dishonesty is.

30. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Savage.

31. apple-rulz

Posts: 2028; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

You said a whole lot of nothing and just showed your pain.

32. AxelFoley unregistered

You go on telling yourself that, darling.

43. AxelFoley unregistered

At least there is credibility in what I say. How about you? 30 May 2017, 16:495 ReportReply 3. apple-rulz (Posts: 348; Member since: 27 Dec 2016) The fingerprint scanner will be imbedded under the screen, guaranteed.

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