Apple iPhone 8 Leak Suggests Facial Recognition Technology

Last week, with the release of the firmware for Apple’s upcoming smart speaker the HomePod, a leak suggested that the new iPhone 8 could come complete with facial recognition technology.

The news has spurred rumours that Apple is planning to either replace or complement its current Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

If true, the tech is expected to be powered by a new 3D sensor and will be used to provide additional security for users.

According to a Bloomberg report, the face-scanning tech could also allow iPhone users to log in, authenticate payments, and unlock secure apps.

The iPhone 8 is expected to be announced by Apple in September.

Samsung currently offers similar face recognition technology, having added it to its Galaxy S8 model.

If Apple does add the technology, then app developers would likely soon be able to implement this technology into iOS apps, perhaps paving the way for the introduction of facial recognition measures to be used with online dating apps.

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Chloe Gay

Chloe is a reporter at Global Dating Insights. Originally from Bracknell, she is studying Communication & Media at Bournemouth University. She enjoys writing, travelling and socialising with her friends and family.

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