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Apple Looking to Use Secure Iris Scanners for 2018 iPhone

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According to a new report from DigiTimes, via AppleInsider, Apple is looking to introduce iris ID sensors to its 2018 iPhone line-up, with eye-scanning security technology used to identify the phone’s user expected to be big news over the next couple of years.

And while DigiTimes has a patchy record when it comes to rumours from Apple’s supply chain, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t sometimes right, especially as there have previously been rumours that Apple might be planning to introduce biometric recognition technology as early as 2017, which would include both face and iris scanning. This could also tie in with other rumours stating that the 2017 iPhone will be a complete and thorough redesign, with an all-glass case and several features, such as the FaceTime camera, integrated as part of an edge-to-edge display.

Apple certainly holds plenty of patents for biometric racial recognition technology and similar features, including a patent that uses 3D rendering to improve accuracy. Apple also recently acquired Emotient, a facial recognition company, and Faceshift, a company that has designed 3D rendering technology.

Source: Rumor: New iPhones with secure iris scanners coming in 2018
 

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