It feels like just yesterday we got the iPhone 7s, but the rumors about the iPhone 8 are already swirling. Technology! Who can keep up!?
Well, the answer is: Lots of people. And they have some guesses as to what computers we’re gonna be carrying around in our pockets this time next year. Thrillist reached out to a variety of Apple experts, and they have some informed guesses as to what’s up with the iPhone 8.
The screen will be curved:
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And, it’ll have eye- and face-scanning technology:
The introduction of Touch ID on the iPhone 5s ushered in a whole new level of mobile security and convenience, but Apple plans to bump its biometrics integration up a notch or two. One rumor, prompted by a leak from a Chinese chip manufacturer, suggests the next iPhone will feature iris-scanning technology. That means you might be able to unlock your phone, or pay for stuff via Apple Pay, just by looking into a little camera on the screen. Considering Apple’s also acquired a number of companies that specialize in facial recognition in recent years, some speculate it may also come equipped with face-scanning tech, which would open the door to a whole bunch of new and exciting features and be a huge boon for the advancement of augmented reality.
That’s some straight-up Mission Impossible-style Sh!t! And I both love it and am terrified of it. Bring it on, Apple.
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