RUMOUR & NEWS
Face detection looks like a definite addition, but what else is in store for the iPhone 8?
We focus on the iPhone 8’s expected features
With the end of September still looking likely as the release date for the iPhone 8, rumours of face detection technology are hotting up. Apple recently released early firmware for its HomePod smart speaker, and when developers dug deeper into it they discovered numerous references to infrared face detection hardware. Having infrared cameras on the front of the iPhone 8 would mean that face detection could be accomplished even in the dark.
Hotly tipped features for the iPhone 8 still include a 5.8-inch OLED display that goes edge-to-edge with no bezel, faster A11 processor, glass body, removal of the Home button along with uncertainty about the retention of Touch ID.
There are also rumours that the iPhone 8 will come in three different models, with possible delays to the high-end release.