Advanced biometric features predicted in iPhone 8

The phone will also commemorate Apple's 10th anniversary, and as usual, alleged leakages are already flooding on social media and news outlets of the features of the new iPhone.
By Jose Jefferies | Jan 23, 2017
The much-anticipated iPhone 8 is due to be launched this year. The phone will also commemorate Apple's 10th anniversary, and as usual, alleged leakages are already flooding on social media and news outlets of the features of the new iPhone.

The most eye-catching claim is on the iPhone's new security of the iPhone 8 where it is alleged it will do away with the touch ID that was used in the previous iPhone 7. The new rumor in town is that Apple will use a more advanced security feature that will incorporate biometrics and probably face ID.

According to the latest word from Cupertino, although not official, the iPhone 8 will have more enhanced sensors, which will likely include a facial recognition system that will be incorporated into the iPhone 8 and all future iPhones. What is not clear though, is whether the new enhanced security system will ultimately replace the touch ID feature, or it will be added to the phone so that the two can work hand in hand.

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who also specializes in Apple products is of the opinion that due to the radical changes expected in the design of the phone, security will also be enhanced in the iPhone 8.

He says Apple has already shown a keen interest in biometric technology and will most probably bypass the Touch ID security. Other experts had predicted an iris scanner, but Ming-Chi Kuo predicts Apple will go the facial recognition way.

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