In addition to a complete redesign of the design of its emblematic smartphone, Apple would also consider staffing its next iPhone 8 a front camera 3D with multiple functions. It will, for example, be possible to use it for biometric recognition or for games.
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities, the next apple phone would have an infrared transmission / reception module to accompany the camera FaceTime. This module would be equipped with a 1.4 megapixel photo sensor sensitive to variations in light signals.
This new system should allow the front camera of the iPhone 8 to authenticate and model in three dimensions. Thanks to this feature, it will now be possible to take selfies in 3D or even replace the head of a game character with his own. Of course, such a system could also allow advanced biometric authentication (facial recognition, iris scan).
In 2013, Apple spent around $ 345 million to acquire PrimeSense, a specialist in 3D sensors. The apple brand intends to use its technology for the revolutionary features of the iPhone 8. For now, the 3D sensor is not intended for the back camera. However, the rear camera of the iPhone could benefit from it in 2018.