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'iPhone 8' Latest Rumor: Augmented Reality To Replace Touch ID

Travelers Today       By    BhatzJabin

Updated: Mar 21, 2017 05:55 AM EDT

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Up to now, all we know about the "iPhone 8" are based on rumors, but a lot of these reports came from reliable sources. Apple is yet to confirm the specs and features of the phone, but a recent report has gotten fans even more excited.

Apple experts claim that the "iPhone 8" will be launched in time for the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone. MacRumors said that this fall, Apple will launch including the much-awaited "iPhone 8." It is also said that the upcoming iPhone will come in three configurations - two with liquid crystal displays and a 5.8-inch organic light-emitting diode display.

According to Express, Apple will also launch the never-before-seen feature, which is the Augmented Reality (AR) technology for the device. The company is reported to have put together a team of at least 1,000 engineers to build this technology.

Augmented Reality uses artificial intelligence placed on on-top of real-world elements. "Pokemon Go" is the best example, where it lets players use the camera to look for CGI monsters within the world around them.

Also, the iconic Home Button will be no more. A leak said that Apple published a new application with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for locking and/or unlocking a device "using facial recognition." This is reportedly going to replace the Touch ID.

The idea of this patent is that the front-facing camera will be used to detect and recognize the user's face. Also, the bezels surrounding the display may be removed, but a slim top bezel may remain to house the front-facing camera as well as the earpiece cut-out.

Other things that we expect from the "iPhone 8" are iOS 11 software, latest Intel LTE modem, 64- or 256GB with 3GB RAM, and Apple A11 processor. This sounds like a lot, so expect the upcoming phone to carry a hefty price tag.

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