Apple’s new line of iPhones could come with a front-facing 3D laser scanner for facial recognition to unlock the phone. The latest rumor comes from JPMorgan analyst Rod Hall, as noted by MacRumors.
Hall Believes that the 3D face scan will be a replacement for the fingerprint touch ID system, which has been iPhone’s signature unlock system since the release of its iPhone 5S in 2013. Hall also said that the new scanner is added, so that the company wants could get rid of the home button in order to achieve a edge-to-edge 5.8-inch display.
The new face scanner will also solve many finger touch ID issues like when the sensor fails to function properly when fingers are wet, and you will also be able to unlock the phone with gloves on with the facial scanner.
Apple recently was approved of a patent that would allow Touch ID to work through a screen, so for all we know, the company is still exploring different options for improving security on the iPhone.