Apple said to be exploring face scanning technology for the iPhone

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 64%. (I’m a bot)According to freshly-minted rumors posted by Bloomberg, Apple is looking to do away with the iPhone’s tried-and-true fingerprint reader altogether, in favor of face-unlocking technology.Tim Cook has been super bullish on the technology for a while, and at WWDC, Apple made a big splash with its ARKit development platform.More on-board 3D hardware could really give the platform and even bigger boost, but face scanning is another great application for the technology.Moving toward a technology that doesn’t rely on visible light could help Apple combat the problem many current solutions have in low light.The latest rumor notes that the face scanning technology is “Still being tested and may not appear with the new device.” While the pieces of the technology have been falling into place for a number of years now, Apple needs to get the feature just right if it’s going to ship it.Building the technology on 3D scanning would make it harder to spoof than a 2D solution, but even still, a feature tied this closely to payment authentication isn’t something Apple is going to want to rush to market.Summary Source | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: Apple#1technology#2move#3company#4rumor#5Post found in /r/technology.NOTICE: This thread is for discussing the submission topic. Please do not discuss the concept of the autotldr bot here. via /r/autotldr http://ift.tt/2teYGiL
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