The future is here as Apple looks set to bring facial recognition into the mainstream. Specifically it looks like the iPhone 8 will use facial recognition for Apple Pay.
Once again that HomePod code has revealed more about the iPhone 8. According to developer the facial recognition code, dubbed Pearl ID by Apple, should work with third party apps and multiple faces plus it will support payments.
It sounds like Apple may employe facial recognition in combination with fingerprint reading for a two-step verification, making Apple Pay super secure. But there’s more.
One odd reference in the code suggests both the front and rear cameras are needed for facial recognition. How that will work is unclear.
Of course these are all code discoveries that could be preparation for a later iPhone, but it seems likely we can expect the updates in the iPhone 8. Apple is expected to release the iPhone 8 in September or October this year.