Rumor has it that Apple will add a front-facing 3D laser scanner for facial recognition that will be used to unlock your device.
According to JPMorgan analyst Rod Hall the 3D face scans will replace the touch ID systems that require a fingerprint to unlock your device.
The latest rumor for Apple’s next iPhone comes from JPMorgan analyst Rod Hall who claims that Apple will be adding a front-facing 3D laser scanner for facial recognition to unlock the device, as noted by MacRumors.
According to Hall, the new scanner is being added as Apple removes to home button for a new edge-to-edge 5.8-inch display, which falls in line with other rumors from earlier this week.
The new face scanner would also alleviate issues with Touch ID that occur when the sensor fails function properly when wet, as well as allow for future iPhones to theoretically be unlocked while wearing gloves.