According to a recent report Apple may use 3D facial recognition for their new iPhone 8 for security, the news comes in a report from JPMorgan analyst Rod Hall.
Rod Hall has said that this new 3D facial recognition could replace the fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 8, previous rumors have suggested the handset may have an iris scanner.
This new 3D scanner will apparently add between $10 and $15 to the bill of materials on the new iPhone 8. The module could also be used for other things as well as facial recognition, possibly VR.
One obvious and potentially most compelling use would be AR/VR experiences in which the user’s hands and other real world objects are being scanned and integrated into a field of view provided by the iPhone mounted into a Google Daydream-like headset. This would open up many interesting entertainment and gaming experiences not available today and might give Apple something extra in an AR/VR accessory compared to Google and others.
Apple are expected to launch their new iPhone 8 handsets in September, as soon as we get some more details on the handsets, we will let you guy know.