The puzzle pieces of the iPhone 8 are increasingly falling into their place. Last week we already got a glimpse of the first leaked parts of the iPhone 8 and now it’s also more familiar with the plans of a 3D camera in the iPhone 8. Apple vendor confirms that they will provide 3D cameras later this year Even though Apple is not explicitly named by name.
‘3D lenses for the iPhone 8’
The iPhone 8 gets a new front camera that can capture in 3D images, according to previous reports. This new 3D camera would not only be used for AR functions, but would also enable face recognition. You can also scan the user’s iris with this camera so that the device can be unlocked.
Largan, an Apple vendor that already supplies a lot of camera lenses for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, has now confirmed that they will deliver 3D lenses in the second half of this year. The Taiwanese supplier did not tell who these lenses are intended for, but according to Nikkei, Apple is the only one in smartphones this year. That would mean that Largan 3D lenses are meant for the iPhone 8. This suggests that the iPhone 8 is actually equipped with both face recognition and an iris scanner.
It is still unclear or face recognition and the iris scanner is the replacement of Touch ID. Apple might have trouble processing the Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 8 screen. A Touch ID sensor on the back would be a less ideal solution. Face recognition and an iris scanner would therefore be good replacements, although it is also certain that these are just additional methods. Also, Apple can use the 3D camera for other purposes, such as for a 3D scan of your face in games.
Later this year it has to be apparent which technologies Apple has finally chosen in the iPhone 8. Apple is expecting the new iPhone 8 in September, along with the improved iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. These last two models probably do not have a 3D camera, but should do with the same camera types you find in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.