According to the rumors, the upcoming iPhone 8 is said to feature a new security system in the form of facial recognition, which might apparently actually act as a replacement for Touch ID (and also represents a huge gamble on Apple’s part). We’ve yet to see how the feature will work out, but its setup process has been leaked.

In a post on Twitter by developer Guilherme Rambo (via 9to5Mac), the setup process for Face ID has been revealed. As you can see in the video below, it seems similar to Touch ID in terms of setting up, where users are required to move their head around to allow the camera to capture various aspects and angles of the user’s face.

This is particularly interesting and for the most part it also seems to confirm one of the rumored advantages of the feature, which is apparently that it can work even with the iPhone lying on the table. This is presumably because by capturing various angles of the user’s face, than even when the phone is lying prone on a surface, it’s camera can still recognize the user’s face.

This is versus currently facial recognition systems or even iris scanning systems where you would have to hold the phone up to your face in order for it to work. As to how effective Apple’s facial recognition system is remains to be seen, but so far reports are claiming that it is well ahead of the competition, but we guess we’ll have to wait and find out for ourselves come 12th of September.

Filed in Apple >Cellphones >Rumors. Read more about iPhone, iPhone 8 and Security.

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