Apple’s new iPhone 8 will feature facial and gesture recognition technology, as well as a 5.8–inch screen which wraps around the side of the handset.
That’s the word from Timothy Arcuri, a Wall Street analyst with sources close to Apple’s Asian supply chain.
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He says that the iPhone 8 will utilise a laser sensor to pick up hand movements and recognise users’ faces. This could potentially smooth the path towards the device offering iris recognition tech, something that was featured in Samsung’s discontinued Galaxy Note 7.
Arcuri also suggests that the device will come with a larger, 5.8–inch curved screen and will launch alongside two ‘iPhone 7s’ models, each with a similar look to Apple’s current top–end smartphones. This tallies with previous reports emerging from the supply chain.
iPhone 8 rumours have become increasingly common in recent weeks. Apple’s plans for true wireless charging, powered by Energous, were mooted around this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, while talk of an edge–to–edge screen with an embedded fingerprint scanner has also made headlines.
The iPhone 8 is expected to launch this autumn.