While fingerprint security is a pretty common security feature we're seeing in phones these days, smartphone makers are always trying to come up with the next best thing, and for Apple it seems that maybe they think facial recognition could be next, so much so that there are rumors that Apple could introduce the feature in the next iPhone.
Alongside the new biometric unlocking process, Troughton-Smith also exposed a vector that appears to confirm the new radical design of the next-iteration Apple iPhone 8.
Apple's implementation seems to make the feature actually usable, if not practical, in real-world scenarios, provided that this actually makes it to the production-ready iPhone 8.
According to leaked dimensions coming from sources within Apple's supply chain, it appears that the iPhone 8 will be smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus, yet larger than the iPhone 7, closely matching Samsung with the Galaxy S8. Code discovered last weekend highlighted support for infra-red face unlock in BiometricKit, which is the framework now responsible for Touch ID. The firmware code also reveals that this technology could actually work with third-party apps, just like the TouchID. He discovered the code as part of a batch of code that refers to something new dubbed as "BiometricKit".
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Apple's HomePod firmware is the gift that keeps on giving.
"Building the OS without those flags set may not have been a mistake".
The HomePod software did not include any of these flags since the beta software was for an unreleased product and therefore should never have been distributed to external developers.
Some have claimed Apple will simply call the iPhone 7s line "iPhone" in favour of a more refined branding, with the company choosing to call the iPhone 8 the "iPhone Pro" to match their iPad and iPad Pro, and MacBook and MacBook Pro.