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Apple’s next iPhone rumored to have facial recognition

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Apple’s next iPhone could include some “form of facial/gesture recognition.

The note includes several new details about Apple’s upcoming iPhone, which is expected to launch in September.

“Other features appear to include some form of facial/gesture recognition supported by a new laser sensor and an infrared sensor mounted near the front-facing camera and, as expected, should also finally include wireless charging,” Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri wrote.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has talked about his company’s interest in augmented reality technology in public several times in the past year. Apple is integrating its augmented reality technology into the iPhone’s camera, and faces will be one of the first things its technology should be able to recognize.

Arcuri and his team cite “field work” from Apple’s supply chain for its findings. Most of what they’ve uncovered line up with the current rumors about the upcoming iPhone.

He also expects:

  • “A feature-rich launch w/three models” – a new 5.8-inch iPhone in addition to existing 4.7- and 5.5-inch models
  • The 5.8-inch iPhone will have an OLED screen, a new kind of screen technology that uses less power and produces deeper blacks
  • The 5.8-inch model will have a “wraparound” design and will integrate the Touch ID fingerprint sensor “integrated under the glass and in the active display area.”

 

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