According to foreign media reports, informed sources, Apple is developing a new feature that allows users to brush face unlock iPhone, without having to use fingerprints.
Informed sources said that Apple is about to be listed later this year, the new iPhone test upgrade security system, allowing users to brush through the login system, certification transactions, start security applications. Informed sources also said the company is still testing the eye scan in order to strengthen the security of the system.
The speed and accuracy of the sensor is the key to this function. It can scan the user's face in order to unlock the iPhone in hundreds of milliseconds. According to Apple's vision, even if the phone flat on the desktop, rather than close to the face, you can still successfully unlock the phone. This feature is being tested and may not be available on new devices.
However, informed sources said the company did want to replace the Touch ID fingerprint recognition. But an Apple spokesman declined to comment.
People familiar with the matter said that during the test, the face unlock feature captures data points beyond the fingerprint scanner, and thus the security exceeds the Touch ID. Apple in 2013 with the iPhone 5s launched a Touch ID, a year later also supports the fingerprint authentication payment and application login.
Apple is not the first technology company to adopt other biometric technology. Samsung in the latest mobile phone integrated iris scanner, allowing users to unlock the phone through the eyes and complete the payment. Samsung on the Galaxy S8 mobile phone launched this feature received poor evaluation, because the user can use the printed photos fool the system.
Apple's sensor is equipped with 3D depth perception function, which is not easy to be fooled by plane photos. JP Morgan Chase and other investment bank analysts said earlier this year that the next generation iPhone may contain 3D sensors.
This fall will release the new iPhone will be the most important product in recent years, Apple's biggest upgrade. Apple introduced iPhone 7 and 7 Plus last fall, focusing on camera and speed upgrades, but the shape design and the previous iPhone 6s the same, while the latter only in the iPhone 6 in 2014 to add a pressure screen only.
IPhone contributed nearly two-thirds of revenue to Apple, and became the core of Apple Watch, Apple TV and new HomePod speakers.
In addition to brushing the face to unlock, Apple is testing the next generation of iPhone prototype also includes a special task to deal with artificial intelligence chip and a higher frame number of the screen. This artificial intelligence chip called "neural engine" (Neural Engine), it can handle image recognition and input recommendations to extend battery life. And the source said that the higher number of frames with the new generation of iPad using ProMotion screen the same.
In April this year, Apple has also reported that this 10 anniversary of the iPhone version of the new test glass shell, metal box and a larger proportion of the larger screen. At the time of the report revealed that the new phone will be both sides of the pros and cons will use the edge of the glass with curvature, glass between the use of stainless steel frame, the volume keys and key will be designed in the box.