IPhone 8 to introduce facial recognition with laser sensor

19 January, 2017, 00:54 | Author: Kristopher Anderson
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Although battery recalls may conjure up images of burned trousers pockets and crispy handsets thanks to Samsung's recent issues with its Note 7, Apple's known battery issues lead to devices shutting down prematurely.

For years, Apple (AAPL - Free Report) was heralded as the tech world's top innovator, and its product launches were always highly anticipated.

Although Apple has been quiet on the possibility of this problem affecting its other devices, a rumor coming from Japan states that Apple will be extending its battery replacement plan to include the iPhone 6. Nevertheless, some users are already looking forward to what Apple will do with the iPhone 8 and the next line of MacBooks.

Arcuri predicts three iPhone models later this year, according to a research note circulated to Cowen and Company clients. So far, we know that the Apple iPhone 8 could have an all glass design, it may not have any buttons, it may have a curved display, there could be three models, and more. With depreciation in mind, common logic is that due to extensive use of the device would render various effects on the battery life. It's too early to pick a specific date, but now more than ever there is a good reason for Apple to stick to a schedule and deliver a new iPhone every September.

IPhone 8 to introduce facial recognition with laser sensor
IPhone 8 to introduce facial recognition with laser sensor

There have also been some whispers that Apple is looking to gain an IP68 water and dust resistance certification for the iPhone 8.

But according to Forbes, Apple's reasoning for axing the headphone jack was because it was apparently "essential" to give the iPhone 7 an IP67 certification. Apple could do this by shrinking the bezels on the sides and bottom of the iPhone some to offer a smaller overall package. As a result, a large number of iPhone 6 owners chose to pass on the iPhone 7 cycle.

Apple has 600 engineers working in Israel on just the sensor. It's the first product introduction in Apple's new wonderful headquarters. This could come together for an iPhone 8 design that looks like a cross between the iPhone 4s and the Jet Black iPhone 7.

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