Apple has a wider range of options on how the iPhone 8 could be unlocked, and one way is the use of lasers.
As Apple celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017, the firm has plans of releasing into the market state-of-the-art smartphone. The flagship device which many dispute whether it will be called iPhone 8 or iPhone X is slowly getting more exciting.
The latest leak obtained by MacRumors from JP Morgan analyst Rod Hall is that it will feature a 3D laser scanner on the front that will be used for facial-recognition technology.
Numerous iPhone 8 rumors suggest that Apple plans to kill the Home Button and have an all-screen front. And these support Hall’s assessment that doing so will allow a larger room for an edge-to-edge screen.
Remember the sci-fi movies? Well, Hall says that the facial recognition technology will be something close to that and will go a long way in helping ease Touch ID frustrations.
In addition, facial recognition will be more secure, allowing users the confidence to use Apple Pay.
But the 3D laser doesn’t just stop at the phone’s unlock alone as it will be possible to integrate it in other apps like augmented reality.
In his note to MacRumors, Hall wrote that “One obvious and potentially most compelling use would be AR/VR experiences in which the user’s hands and other real world objects are being scanned and integrated into a field of view provided by the iPhone mounted into a Google Daydream-like headset.”
With such a vital step, Hall believed Apple will gain an edge in the gaming and entertainment sector as opposed to its competitors, particularly Google.
What of iPhone 8 Price?
But once the 3D scanner is added, you should be ready to pay an additional $10 to $15 per unit.
Then the other top-notch technologies such as OLED display, wireless charging, all-glass design and many others would only serve to make it pricier.
Some experts believe that the iPhone 8 will be sold at over $1,000, easily becoming the most expensive smartphone Apple has ever manufactured.
Just like most analysts, Hall believes that the new iPhone 8 will be launched later this year, just as Apple has done in the past. There is a possibility you may not have to wait till this fall as the firm is likely to use the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5 to announce the new gadget.
If it does so, it will be the first time Apple has used the conference to reveal its hardware.