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Will ‘Apple Pay Cash’ Take Advantage of iPhone Facial Recognition?

Will ‘Apple Pay Cash’ Take Advantage of iPhone Facial Recognition?

Apple Pay’s forthcoming peer-to-peer payment system will require users to scan an ID card in order to set it up, suggest newly discovered lines of code in the iOS 11 beta. Apple confirmed that it was working on a P2P payments service for its Messages app in June. The service is meant to essentially let…

BRIEF: What’s Next for iPhone Biometrics?

BRIEF: What’s Next for iPhone Biometrics?

Apple is the key pioneer behind the mobile biometrics revolution, which it launched with the introduction of its Touch ID system in 2013. Now, with rival Samsung establishing itself as another biometrics innovator in its promotion of mobile iris scanning, Apple is facing pressure to reassert itself in this technological field. Yet little is known…

Video Purportedly Shows Rear-Mounted Touch ID on iPhone 8

Video Purportedly Shows Rear-Mounted Touch ID on iPhone 8

This year’s big new iPhone will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, suggests a leaked video purportedly showing the device in quality testing. The video depicts a worker interacting with what appears to be an iPhone; when the worker presses a finger on the rear of the device, lines of code or some other kind of…

Here’s What The HomePod Trove Has Told Us So Far About iPhone 8 Biometrics

Here’s What The HomePod Trove Has Told Us So Far About iPhone 8 Biometrics

First unveiled at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the HomePod represents the next branch in Apple’s product line. It’s aimed at competing with devices like Amazon’s Echo, offering users what is essentially an immobile robot assistant – you can ask it to play music, to dim connected smart lights, even to offer a traffic update…

HomePod Code Suggests Pearl ID and Touch ID Will Work Together on iPhone 8

HomePod Code Suggests Pearl ID and Touch ID Will Work Together on iPhone 8

The HomePod firmware code dump is quickly turning into Apple’s Panama Papers, with respect to leaks pertaining to this year’s new iPhone. To recap: Code for the HomePod, Apple’s forthcoming smart home device, was mistakenly posted online at the end of last month, and developers were quick to trawl it for hints about features in…

iPhone 8’s ‘Pearl ID’ May Allow For Table-top Facial Recognition

iPhone 8’s ‘Pearl ID’ May Allow For Table-top Facial Recognition

Newly discovered code for Apple’s HomePod firmware suggests that the next iPhone could be able to recognize your face even if it’s lying on a nearby table. It’s another finding from what’s turning into a trove of information – albeit largely unconfirmed info – from code meant for developers working with Apple’s forthcoming smart home…

Leaked Images Show In-Display Fingerprint Sensor on Vivo Xplay 7

Leaked Images Show In-Display Fingerprint Sensor on Vivo Xplay 7

Leaked images suggest that Vivo’s next flagship smartphone will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. The images appear to show slides from a presentation on an upcoming Vivo device labelled “Xplay 7”. The slides depict a smartphone with small bezels and a large screen, with a circular digital button – possibly depicting a fingerprint shape, though…

Is ‘Pearl ID’ iPhone Facial Recognition?

Is ‘Pearl ID’ iPhone Facial Recognition?

Another dive into Apple’s HomePod code has turned up a new pearl: Apple appears to be bringing facial recognition to Apple Pay. The new findings come immediately after the revelation that lines of code for the firmware of HomePod, Apple’s forthcoming smart home hub device, appear to refer to an infrared facial recognition capability in…

HomePod Code References iPhone Face Detection

HomePod Code References iPhone Face Detection

Lines of code for the firmware of Apple’s forthcoming smart home device, the HomePod, appear to offer further evidence that Apple is planning to incorporate infrared facial recognition into this year’s new iPhone. Revealed in a tweet by developer Steve Troughton-Smith, the code features references to ‘face detection’ and ‘infrared capture’ with respect to a…

Samsung Galaxy S9 Enters In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Race

Samsung Galaxy S9 Enters In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Race

Samsung’s next Galaxy device will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, according to new leaks. The rumors, which appear to originate from anonymous industry sources in South Korea, suggest that even though the Samsung Galaxy S9 is not expected to be released until early next year, Samsung has already more or less finalized its screen design,…

Touch ID Still Up-in-the-Air as iPhone 8 Rumors Continue

Touch ID Still Up-in-the-Air as iPhone 8 Rumors Continue

The rumor mill keeps on churning with respect to Apple’s next flagship iPhone, with Japanese blog Mac Otakara suggesting that the iPhone 8 won’t ship until October or November. While Apple traditionally goes with a September launch for its iPhones, there has been a lot of speculation that problems with integrating the Touch ID fingerprint…

Could Sharp Actually Beat Apple To The In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Finish Line?

Could Sharp Actually Beat Apple To The In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Finish Line?

It looks like Sharp’s next big smartphone is going to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. That’s what leaked images suggest, at least, as they depict a smartphone with a full-size screen coming in at about 5.5″, with no discernible fingerprint sensor on the rear of the device, or anywhere else. The device, dubbed the Aquos…

Touch ID May Move To Power Button on iPhone 8

Touch ID May Move To Power Button on iPhone 8

New renders of the next major iPhone suggest Apple might move Touch ID to the power button. The images come by way of Forbes contributor Gordon Kelly, who says that iPhone case designer Nodus provided him with CAD files indicating the final design of what he calls “the iPhone 8”. The designs indicate that Apple…

How Will Biometrics Feature On The Galaxy Note 8?

How Will Biometrics Feature On The Galaxy Note 8?

Allegedly leaked renders of the forthcoming Galaxy Note 8 smartphone depict a device with an extra-large display, a USB-C port, and, of course, an attached holster for its stylus. The renders indicate that, like the Samsung Galaxy S8, the device will have almost no bezel, and will sport an AMOLED screen with an 18.5:9 aspect…

Is Apple Really Giving Up On Touch ID For The Next iPhone?

Is Apple Really Giving Up On Touch ID For The Next iPhone?

Apple may be giving up on integrating a fingerprint sensor into the display of its next major iPhone – and may be giving up on Touch ID entirely. The new rumors come by way of Bloomberg, which cites “people familiar with the product” in reporting that Apple is indeed working on a 3D facial recognition…

Will The Galaxy Note 8 Have an In-Display Fingerprint Sensor?

Will The Galaxy Note 8 Have an In-Display Fingerprint Sensor?

Samsung may be working to implement in-display fingerprint scanning in its next major mobile device, suggest new images purported to depict the Galaxy Note 8. The images were posted by tech gadget leaker Poyoco Tech, and show a smartphone with a full-size display on the front, like the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S8. But unlike that…

iPhone 8: Will Touch ID Be In-Display or Gone For Good?

iPhone 8: Will Touch ID Be In-Display or Gone For Good?

Newly leaked images are fueling speculation that Apple may be on course to bring its Touch ID fingerprint scanning system into the display of the next iPhone. The images come by way of persistent Apple leaker Benjamin Geskin, who claims they depict computer-assisted designs of the iPhone 8. The designs depict a full-size screen on the…

Will Touch ID Trouble Lead To an iPhone 8 Delay?

Will Touch ID Trouble Lead To an iPhone 8 Delay?

It appears likely that the release of the iPhone 8 will be delayed, possibly into next year, according to new reports. Cowen and Company has doubled down on its assessment that Apple’s work attempting to bring the Touch ID fingerprint scanning system into the device’s display is what’s behind the delay speculation, with a new…

New Speculation Suggests Touch ID Migrating to Back of iPhone

New Speculation Suggests Touch ID Migrating to Back of iPhone

A social media posting of a supposed iPhone 8 schematic is prompting speculation that Apple will put the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the rear of its next major smartphone. Posted on Twitter by Sonny Dickson, who TechCrunch characterizes as a “[r]eliable iPhone leaker”, the schematic depicts the rear chassis of an iPhone device, with a…

Leaks Suggest Galaxy S8 Fingerprint Sensor Will Be Next To Camera

Leaks Suggest Galaxy S8 Fingerprint Sensor Will Be Next To Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S8’s fingerprint sensor will be positioned right next to its camera, suggest new images of the device tweeted last night by mobile reporter Evan Blass. The images show three different color models of the smartphone, each from the front, side, and back. As many had anticipated, almost the entire front side of…

Looks Like Iris Scanning is Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S8

Looks Like Iris Scanning is Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S8

“…the iris scanning will pick up where the failed Note7 left off, fulfilling Samsung’s vision of becoming the pioneer of mobile iris scanning…” The Samsung Galaxy S8 will have an iris scanner that can be used for biometric phone unlocking and transaction verification, reports The Guardian. It’s something close to a confirmation of speculation that…

Rumor Stokes Speculation on Samsung Galaxy S8 Biometrics

Rumor Stokes Speculation on Samsung Galaxy S8 Biometrics

Rumor has it that Samsung has finalized the specifications of the company’s next flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S8. GSMArena and The Mobile Indian are both reporting that the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus will eschew a physical home button, allowing the display on each device to take up most of the real estate…

Next LG Flagship Could Feature Iris Scanning, LG Pay

Next LG Flagship Could Feature Iris Scanning, LG Pay

LG is rumored to be planning to include iris scanning in its next flagship smartphone, reports The Korea Herald. The device, dubbed the G6, is also expected to support LG’s own mobile payment platform, thought to be called LG Pay. The Korean company’s mobile unit reportedly saw significant losses due to the poor market performance of…

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Feature Iris Scanner, Dual-Lens Camera: Report

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Feature Iris Scanner, Dual-Lens Camera: Report

With its Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone now on permanent hiatus, Samsung is looking ahead to the release of the Galaxy S8, its next flagship device. As The Korea Herald reports, the Galaxy S8 is expected to feature a dual-lens camera, à la the iPhone 7. That should help its lens suppliers make up for losses…

New MacBook Pro Could Ship Next Month, With a Fingerprint Sensor

New MacBook Pro Could Ship Next Month, With a Fingerprint Sensor

Apple’s next MacBook Pro could arrive as early as next month, and may feature an embedded fingerprint sensor, suggests a new report from MacRumors. The speculation complements recent reports suggesting that Apple is planning to include the fingerprint sensor in the new MacBook’s power button. MacRumors doesn’t have any further specifics on this matter in its…

Is BlackBerry On The Verge of Launching a Fingerprint Sensing Smartphone?

Is BlackBerry On The Verge of Launching a Fingerprint Sensing Smartphone?

BlackBerry is preparing to launch its first fingerprint-scanning smartphone. According to new reports, details about the device were erroneously published, and then removed, on BlackBerry’s website. The new device is called the DTEK60, and appears to be the materialization of what had earlier been codenamed ‘Argon’. Specifications listed on the temporary web page listed features…

Will The Next MacBook Pro Sport a Fingerprint Scanning Power Button?

Will The Next MacBook Pro Sport a Fingerprint Scanning Power Button?

Evidence is mounting that the next MacBook Pro will feature an OLED touch bar and Touch ID biometric authentication. 9to5Mac reports that a “source who has provided reliable information in the past” has confirmed recent rumors that the features will arrive on the new laptop, which is expected to launch this fall. The source also reportedly…

Galaxy Note7 Iris Scanning Details Come Into Focus

Galaxy Note7 Iris Scanning Details Come Into Focus

New details are emerging about the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note7‘s iris scanning functionality. More specifically, leaks purportedly showing the setup process for the feature appear to illustrate some of its limitations. For example, users are reportedly advised to hold the device between 25 and 35cm from their faces. TechRadar reports this as a matter of…

Mounting Evidence for Iris Scanning on Galaxy Note 7

Mounting Evidence for Iris Scanning on Galaxy Note 7

It looks like Samsung’s next major mobile device will feature an iris scanning capability. Hints emerged earlier this month when Patently Apple reported that Samsung had trademarked “Galaxy Eyeprint” and “Galaxy Iris”, and that it had been working with a prominent academic institution on iris scanning technology. Now, Patently Apple reports that Samsung has filed…

Developer Materials Hint of Biometrics For New Macs

Developer Materials Hint of Biometrics For New Macs

Developer materials for macOS Sierra, the next major update of Apple’s operating system for Mac computers, offer hints of what’s to come with new Mac devices, reports 9to5Mac. The developer resources for Apple’s APIs include bits of code referring to “LED” functions, suggesting that a future Mac device could feature the OLED touch bar predicted…

Iris And Face Biometrics Could Be Coming to the iPhone

Iris And Face Biometrics Could Be Coming to the iPhone

Apple may be planning its first serious departure from its usual iPhone design with a new device planned for 2017, according to a note obtained by AppleInsider from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The device’s launch is far off, but Kuo is worth heeding, given his strong track record in previous predictions using what appears to…

Rumor: A Samsung Galaxy S7 Retina Scanner

Rumor: A Samsung Galaxy S7 Retina Scanner

Samsung is preparing to launch its next flagship smartphone in March and it’s going to feature a pressure-sensitive touchscreen and a high-speed charger, according to new reports. The device is expected to be the next in Samsung’s Galaxy line – the Galaxy S7. Like the Galaxy S6, it’s going to launch along with a second…

Huawei Nexus to Feature Fingerprint Biometrics

Huawei Nexus to Feature Fingerprint Biometrics

New leaks have emerged about the next Nexus smartphone. Coming from a fairly reliable industry source, the leaks suggest that the Huawei Nexus will feature a fingerprint sensor, a 5.7″ QHD screen, and a Snapdragon 820 processor. While none of these details have officially been confirmed, the suggestion that the device will feature a fingerprint…

Is Touch ID Biometric Security Coming To MacBooks?

Is Touch ID Biometric Security Coming To MacBooks?

TouchID may soon appear on more Apple laptops and mouses, if “a sketchy rumor” is to be believed. Reporting on gossip from Apple.club.tw, MacRumors’ Joe Rossignol notes that while the site has provided reliable inside information in the past, there are reasons to be skeptical in this case. According to Apple.club.tw’s sources, the fingerprint-scanning TouchID system…