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- Jun 18, 2010
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According to a report from Chinese website MoneyDJ via DigiTimes and MacRumors, Apple intends to include iris-scanning security authentication in the 2017 iPhone, which will be the 10th Anniversary edition of the phone.
This is not the first time that we’ve heard this rumour, but previously the techology was not expected to debut until 2018 at the earliest.
The iris scanner could be used either alongside, or instead of, Touch ID to authenticate the user’s identity, in the same way in which the fingerprint is used now, not just to unlock your phone, but also to make payments, and much more.
The human iris has a complex random pattern unique to each individual that makes it ideal for such purposes.
Taiwan company, Xintec, which is affiliated with Apple manufacturing partner TSMC, is scheduled to start mass production of iris-recognition chips in 2017. MoneyDJ’s sources say that Xintec may well be commissioned to manufacture iris-recognition sensors for the 2017 iPhone.
Samsung has just introduced an iris scanner in its new Galaxy Note7 phone, which goes on sale this Friday, and many other phone manufacturers are now intending to do the same, including Apple, it would seem.
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