Hang on, because apparently the rumored cart of the “IPhone 8” (or "iPhone X" as they please) is out of control.
Earlier today, we talked about the predictions of celebrated analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, who bet Apple could not place a biometric sensor built into the screen of its next flagship.
Now the Bloomberg This broth thickens: According to Mark Gurman who has many reliable fonts inside Apple, it is possible that the most expensive of the next iPhones will come without any kind of fingerprint reader! Instead, user recognition would be done by 3D facial sensors.
Citing the notorious sources close to the subject, Gurman said this new sensor would replace the Touch ID in all system applications, from unlocking the device to authenticating the user to purchases and logins in compatible applications. Apparently such a technology would be quite different or, in other words, far more advanced than similar ones applied to released devices such as the Galaxy S8; According to sources, Apple's focus with the new sensor would be on speed and accurate operation.
More precisely, the individuals consulted stated that the sensor could unlock the iPhone in a matter of "a few hundred milliseconds" and, because it features 3D technology, would work even if the device was lying on a table, so it would not be necessary to pick up the phone and point it to your face so that it recognizes you. Finally, there is the possibility that Apple will combine the feature with a technology of ir scan, for an added layer of security combined, these technologies would add a greater number of unique data points than a fingerprint, thus surpassing Touch ID in terms of insurmountability, the sources said.
In addition to the new facial recognition sensor, Bloomberg also talked about the possibility of Apple to include in the next iPhone (or next iPhones) screens with the technology ProMotion It has a higher refresh rate (up to 120Hz), already seen in the new iPads which, considering the iOS devices update rate, would not only be as expected. The subject also cited the chip dedicated to processing artificial intelligence related tasks, named Apple Neural Engine.
Getting back to the sensor: It's not hard to imagine that Apple has been working with both possibilities over the last few months (or even years) one in which it could integrate the on-screen fingerprint reader in time and another that this technology would not be ready and ready. It would be necessary to offer consumers an alternative as effective as it is. It seems that this second option will come true even though we still have to wait a few months to find out the truth.