Apple latest acquisition aims to bring back the bygone iris scanning technology with integrated facial recognition
As Apple digs hard to make a ‘smart’ move into its iPhone 8, latest reports have whispered that smartphone giant has acquired a facial recognition company. The acquisition is sought to replace the ongoing embedded Touch ID fingerprint reader with iris scanning technology. Hence, this year announcement can undergo more than just advanced cameras and bigger iPhones. According to Times of Israel, Apple has acquired RealFace which was formed in 2014. The company had turned heads with an app that would mathematically determine the user’s best photos using its in-house facial recognition software.
No matter, when hardware seems discrete the new existence in the smartphone market is Software and it seems Apple has done its homework. RealFace software provides ‘frictionless face recognition’ directly on a relatively low-powered device such as the iPhone. RealFace claims that it offers customers a smart biometric log-in solution for mobile deployment.
Not just facial recognition, iPhone 8 is rumored to sport wireless charging and an OLED display.
Watch Below the unique technology from RealFace