iPhone 8 to come with 3D camera that can scan faces in ‘millionths of a second’


Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 is set to come with a 3D camera that can scan users’ faces in ‘millionths of a second”, leaked images show.

A photo purporting to show the iPhone 8’s camera has revealed the internal build for the module, which is rumoured to have a 3D scanner that can unlock the phone with facial recognition. It could also be used for the teased augmented reality applications, according to 9to5Mac.

The source behind the image has previously posted pictures of the iPhone 8 screen, although there is no way to confirm that the leaks show Apple’s device.

The new pictures come after reports that the iPhone 8’s facial recognition software will be able to scan users in “millionths of a second”, a speed that would make it capable of replacing Touch ID.

“The new facial recognition scanner with 3D sensors can deeply sense a user’s face in the millionths of a second,” said a report in the Korean Herald newspaper.