Apple is planning to abandon fingerprint based mobile security in its upcoming iPhone 8 for a more sophisticated security variant called facial scanning. If rumors from some reliable tech sites are to be believed, Apple is also planning to introduce the same level of security with its new launch of Macs and Notebook computers which are set to arrive in September 2017.
UK-based Daily Mail reports that Apple has recently filed a patent for the new technology and is planning to integrate it into its upcoming devices releasing in next fall.
And as per the details available to our Cybersecurity Insiders from Bloomberg, the system will have the ability to remain in a lower power mode until the device sensors spot a face. And as soon as the device analyzes the faces, it wakes up the device depending on some pre-determined parameters.
Furthermore, the technology will come up with a futuristic sophistication. Meaning, the device can go into the active mode based on the distance of the user from the device. If the user is very far off, it can go into a deep sleep mode otherwise into a light sleep mode which in turn saves a lot of battery power.
According to an exclusive update available from Bloomberg, Apple is currently testing the new mobile security feature for its iPhone 8. Perhaps, Apple will be using a 3D camera sensor to allow users to log in, authenticate payments, and launch secure apps by scanning their faces.
The company is also believed to be testing eye scanning technology to augment the system.
KGI Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple is planning to introduce OLED full screens on its iPhone 8 and since the said technology doesn’t support fingerprint sensors, it is to introduce facial recognition technique into iPhone 8 for security purposes.
A few days ago, Sony’s Japanese subsidiary Soft Kinect revealed to the world that it is planning to integrate facial recognition technology into its mobile devices by next year.
May be Apple is planning to standout in this competition a bit early by integrating its patented facial scanning technology into its iPhone 8 by 3Q of 2017.