The Next iPhone Might Use Facial Recognition to Unlock Your Phone

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The feature has been "designed to work even if the device is laying flat on a table", so users will not need to raise the phone in front of their face to scan it.

Well, speaking more on this, 9to5mac has recently published that Kuo has further predicted that Apple would be removing Touch ID entirely in favour of facial recognition.

Kuo also thinks that the OLED iPhone 8 will be offered in fewer colors than the normal iPhone lineup, to maintain a "boutique" branding. The 3-D sensors, which power the facial recognition technology, are meant to scan the face incredibly fast and with great accuracy. Iris, when scanned and recorded properly through a good quality 3D scanner, tends to be a lot more reliable than fingerprints.

EverythingApplePro's Filip measures the iPhone 8 dummy - which this time is actually made of steel and glass, as the rumours suggest - at 7.24mm, as opposed to the iPhone 7's 7.09mm and 7 Plus' 7.14. However, Ming Chi-Kuo's predictions claim this might not happen. The report added that, since the OLED device will not support an under display fingerprint scanner, there may not be a delay in production after all. Apple iPhone 8 will sport an OLED bezel-less display, and the home button will be removed, according to most reports. Some reports and experts suggest that the Cupertino-based company is trying to embed the Touch ID sensor in the display itself.

The sensor could work in conjunction with an infrared module to sense the 3D space in front of it, meaning the phone's front-facing camera would be able to take 3D pictures and detect the difference between a real pair of eyes and a photograph - an issue which plagued Samsung's Galaxy S8 earlier in the year.

As customers and audience we are ever ready for new introductions from Apple.

The latest report from KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo confirms three screen sizes: 5.8-inches, 4.7-inches and 5.5-inches. This year, it will surprise us with a massive 5.8-inch display, having a high screen resolution than the previous versions.

The new list of predictions by Kuo also claims that the OLED iPhone will feature "the highest screen-to-body ratio of any smartphone now available worldwide".

The iPhone 7 came with water resistant ability, and the iPhone 8 will continue to get it. The predictions do fall in line with the hearsay that we've been getting about the new iPhone launch over the past few months.