According to DigiTimes, the iPhone 8 will integrate one eye scanner capable of reading the iris to unlock the iPhone. The report also confirms the release of three different devices and an average price higher than the current models.
To DigiTimes, in the autumn they will be presented 7s iPhone, iPhone Plus 7s and the innovative iPhone 8, full of new device and that will be the tenth anniversary of the series. The base price of this model is expected to exceed $1,000, but innovations may be so many.
Aesthetically speaking, the device will be free of the front side frames, allowing Apple to integrate a 5.8-inch OLED display with a Plus model of the body of the same size. The report confirms the presence of wireless charging, but also speaks of ‘introduction of starvation iris scanners: with this sensor, users can unlock the iPhone not only fingerprints, but also through the iris recognition. The scanner will also serve to empower Apple Pay payments.
The only question is the timing: Apple should do it already this year, otherwise this definitely will debut scanners – according to DigiTimes in 2018. Precisely in view of the novelty of OLED panels, Apple would have asked suppliers to begin production of the iPhone 8 ahead of schedule, so as to allow the company to carry out all the evidence in the case. Specifically, components and integrated circuits must be delivered to Apple by the end of March. The company would also have asked for more extensive testing on each component, not to leave anything to chance and not having to interrupt the mass production will begin a few months later.