The company is also testing eye scanning to augment the system, one of the people said.
That's an upgrade from standard fingerprint unlock technology, which uses capacitive sensors to essentially get a two-dimensional image of what's touching it. In fact, users won't have to position the iPhone parallel to the face for the sensor to work as it can do just fine even when laid flat on the table. "It is created to work even if the device is laying [sic] flat on a table, rather than just close up to the face". The renders, however, feature a few new camera modules on the front, hinting that the phone may have the iSight camera for facial recognition. An Apple spokesman declined to comment. Fingerprint scanning has never been the most secure way of unlocking a device or authenticating payments, and there are a number of scenarios where TouchID just isn't very convenient.
Apple is not the first to use different forms of biometric authentication. There is a fingerprint icon where users have to place their registered finger, and as expected, it unlocks the phone. Now if the face-recognition feature does come out with iPhone 8, then we can also expect other smartphones to bring out the same.
Qualcomm fueled the fire for the second option last month when it announced an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor that works under glass, metal and water. However, the installed RAM on the 4.7-inch iPhone 7S will remain at 2GB.
This adds credibility to other reports that showed that Apple has been working on a variant that features a fingerprint reader relegated to the back of the phone, below the Apple logo.
The new render is based upon the previous leaks of the iPhone 8, including the recent dummy piece, whose video popped up, complete with a 360-degree view. Apple is going back to the glass back, which it left off with the iPhone 4 series.
A lot of rumors have been floating with regards to the upcoming Apple iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. The new 3-D sensor is being tested for the OLED version.
He recently revealed Apple's plans to release the new 10.5 inch and 12.9 inch iPad Pro models, as well as the 9.7 inch iPad, which were released earlier this year. Apple iPhone 8 with OLED display is expected to have a limited supply after launch, thanks to the display. A case maker, YesGo has sent the YouTuber a CAD model of the iPhone 8, which the case maker was given to develop cases and screen guards for the upcoming iPhone. This will greatly improve selfies taken through the phone also making Apple's augmented reality software more accurate.