The 10-year anniversary version of Apple’s flagship mobile device, the iPhone, is expected to be released this fall. The device, the iPhone 8, is anticipated to be one of the most sophisticated smartphones to date, and rumors of its capabilities are picking up as we approach its release date.
A new report from Bloomberg indicates the iPhone 8 may support facial recognition technology. Bloomberg’s source reports Apple is testing facial and retina scanning technology that can be used as a second factor identifier for the device’s security system.
Bloomberg indicates Apple has applied for a patent for technology that identifies a user’s skin tone, face and movement and wakes up the device from sleep mode. When this patent will be used is unconfirmed, but many experts speculate the new iPhone will host facial recognition abilities.