All signs and rumors on the internet are suggesting that Cupertino-based tech giant is gearing up to bring radical iPhone 8 facial recognition and 3D Selfie technology to its next generation iPhone 8 as reported by Apple Insider.
Apple Will Introduce iPhone 8 Facial Recognition And 3D Selfie Technology
The Trademark Office and US Patent has granted the Apple a patent for innovative technology that will enable ‘enhanced face detection using depth information’ through an application of particularly modified software and hardware modules.
However, it remains ambiguous precisely how Apple might incorporate the technology with the upcoming iPhone 8. The patent notes that facial recognition mechanism will rely on amalgamation of camera modules, computer imaging techniques, and depth sensors to generate depth maps and precisely identify faces in pictures.
Moreover, the patent indicates that the technology will be available for both video and still images. The technology will become less reliable once more faces start to appear at different depths and locations. It will lead to false detection rate.
The patent news follows reports speculating the Apple augmented reality efforts and possibly introducing a revolutionary 3D selfie camera.
The alleged 3D front camera will fundamentally rely on infrared modules built by 3D sensor manufacturer Prime Sense. Apple has already acquired the Prime Sense company.
Ming-Chi Kuo, the analyst famous as the best Apple predictor, has forecast that the new and improved camera technology will take place in premium iPhone 8 Ferrari. The name is not official, but according to the report, it is internally referred as iPhone 8 Ferrari. The iPhone 8 will cost you $1000 or even more than it.
In the end, we must say that this is all speculation right now and we take it with just a grain of salt. We have to wait a bit more before we see new technology in action.