A new technology may be coming to the very popular iPhone. Apple announced it was testing what might be its biggest technology change to date. On July 5, 2017, they revealed a 3-D facial recognition feature that allows users to access their phone by simply putting the camera up to their face and it instantly recognizes the user. Currently, one can unlock their phone with a Touch ID fingerprint or a numeric passcode or a word passcode whichever the user may prefer.
The Touch ID has been in effect since 2013. Apple is expecting the 3-D recognition to be operational in time for the iPhone 8, which is due to be released in September.
The company’s technology continues to impress its competitors like Samsung, LG, and Motorola. In order to compete and even surpass their competitors, Apple has to avoid recalls, lost revenue by running trials, and finding errors. Bloomberg reports that the Apple Facial Recognition Technology is still in development and may not be ready in time to be featured on the upcoming iPhone.
Reportedly, the iOS11 has caused problems for iPhone users if not downloaded correctly by using the link provided by Apple.
Their customers want to know what is coming next and everyone wants the update before the actual release. Apple frequently updates its products.
In fact, not too long ago they released the 7 Plus and, now, 10-months later the iPhone 8 tentative release date has been announced. However, with the estimated cost being $1,000 many users may not buy it right away.
Adding new components will maintain an unpredictable aspect for its customers. Also, reports indicate that they have also been thinking of adding this new feature to their other products, such as Mac computers, iPads, and even their new watches some sources say that Apple may be adding it to the iPhone 8 even if it has to be re-released.
Written by Ebony Webb
Edited by Cathy Milne
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