Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 8 will come with a ‘revolutionary’ new front–facing camera, with the ability to map images in 3D.
That’s according to analyst Mong Chi Kuo, who claims to have sourced the information from Apple’s supply chain.
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Kuo believes that the new camera will be able to sense location and depth of objects, allowing for clearer selfies and, more intriguingly, full facial and iris recognition.
The latter would allow Apple to significantly boost the iPhone 8’s security credentials.
Last year’s ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7 utilised iris recognition and the Korean company’s upcoming Galaxy S8 is also said to have the futuristic tech.
Improving security could help Apple boost the uptake of Apple Pay and make it less reliant on Touch ID.
The latter is expected to form part of the iPhone 8’s display, with the Californian company said to be ditching the traditional physical home button for its new smartphone.
The iPhone 8 is expected to hit shelves later this year, with an all–new glass design, 3D dual lens camera and possibly a curved screen.