HomePod firmware released by Apple has made it possible to look into the key features expected in the much awaited iPhone 8. Many iOS developers globally have been digging tireless trying to access codes for various features in the upcoming iPhone. One of the newest discoveries indicates that iPhone 8 will be able to mute audio notifications when the user is facing the display.
The iPhone 8’s infrared sensor to replace touch fingerprint scanner
Through his Twitter post, Guilherme Rambo (an iOS developer) revealed the iPhone 8 Leak on automated notifications as well as the source code image. The code “TLAttentionAwareness0bserver” is believed to mean the iPhone will have an advanced 3D infrared sensor. According to the latest iPhone 8 news, the iPhone is expected to have 3D infrared sensors for facial recognition. This is a first for the iPhone that is expected to act as a special selling point for the latest model.
When this revelation is looked from the viewpoint of previous updates, the technology points at one thing; ‘Pearl ID might replace the Finger Scanner sensors in the previous iPhones. But this is not the only thing that the 3D infrared scanner on the face recognition iPhone can do.
How the 3D infrared sensors will work in the iPhone 8
The inclusion of the 3D infrared sensors for iPhone face recognition means that the phone will be capable of tracking the user’s face all the time. This is the trick that Apple applied to ensure that the phone remains silent and without vibrations when the user is looking at the screen because the banner is adequate.
Notably, the 3D infrared sensors will not only used for turning off vibrations and sound notifications, it is a new way of tracking a lot more about the user. The iPhone 8 face detection will be used for unlocking the iPhone by simply looking at it. The feature could also be used as an additional security layer for sensitive apps such as file management apps, banking apps, and password managers.
The 3D infrared sensors design and location
While trying to decipher the design of the 3D infrared sensors, Guilherme Rambo and other iOS developers argue that the initial target by Apple was to embed the fingerprint scanners on the phone display. However, Apple could not produce tens of millions of iPhones and iPads with the technology. It is because of this that an alternative that seemingly looks more appealing was resulted to.
The focus on security for the iPhone 8 has been a hot topic as the market expects it to be the most secure device ever. As Apple openly expresses the special preference for bezel-less OLED display on its devices, the latest 3D infrared scanner will be a milestone because it can detect additional personal details to keep the phone, data, and other applications only accessible to the real owner. The 3D infrared scanner is likely to be located inside the display as opposed to adding a second front camera.
The buzz generated by the anticipated features is already working to the Apple’s advantage. Whether the feature was a compromise option or the ultimate target by Apple, it is no doubt the first of its kind in the market and will give other leading models stiff competition.