iPhone 8 Rumors: Apple Is Developing Facial Recognition Mobile Security, Says Analyst Kuo

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Early iPhone 8 speculation already shared rumors including an all-glass, bezel-less design. Reports suggest Apple will do away with the physical home button for a home button and Touch ID fingerprint sensor placed underneath the glass display. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone may feature a flexible OLED panel display and in order to prevent screen deformation from "prolonged use of 3D Touch," Apple is reportedly placing a metal skeleton underneath the touch sensor for more rigidity.

A lot of work is going into making both Touch ID and 3D Touch to work with the full, bezel-less display on the anticipated iPhone 8, but Kuo hints that Apple may take the next iPhone further still with a new feature aimed to improve its security. According to Kuo, Apple is looking to make strides in facial recognition in hopes to usher a new "paradigm shift" in mobile biometric security.

Earlier this week, Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri reiterated Kuo's claims in a report regarding the iPhone 8. According to Arcuri, the facial recognition technology may utilize laser and infrared sensors located near the front-facing camera.

It's too soon to determine whether the rumors have any basis, but be sure to follow us in the months ahead as we learn more details surrounding the upcoming iPhone.

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