Apple introduces 3D laser scanning module for iPhone 8 :- As per the JPMorgan analyst – Rod Hall that the 3D scanning module of Tech Giant Apple may make an appearance on the widely acclaimed 5.8-inch iPhone with an edge-to-edge OLED display with a front facing 3D laser scanner for facial recognition.
Hall stated that the 3D scanner will replace Touch ID on the upcoming iPhone 8. Apple plans to remove the Home button to allow for the edge-to-edge display.
The 3D scanner is touted to add another $10 to $15 per unit to the bill of material of the iPhone 8. The material like alongside the OLED display, glass casing, and other increased production costs, could make its retail price up to $100 more expensive than it would be without those features if Apple looks to maintain a similar profit margin.
It increased the cost of the iPhone in future.
The iPhone 7 Plus sells for $969. It means that the new iPhone 8 is expected to have a lot of features which means it will cost more.
As per some reports which confirm that some iPhone 8 design describes the device as like a smooth black monolith, with very few visual interruptions to its sleek design. Hall said that the switch to facial recognition will help alleviate consumer issues when Touch ID does not work under wet conditions. The facial recognition will potentially be more secure than Touch ID.
As per the Research note that the 3D laser scanner could eventually be used for other purposes, such as augmented reality. The iris or facial recognition could either replace Touch ID or augment its functionality to create a two factors verification system.