We’re still a long way from the fall when Apple traditionally launches new iPhones. Even though there have been some rumors to the contrary, many are still expecting Apple to unveil the iPhone 8 in September this year. Rumors about the new iPhone’s features don’t show any signs of stopping, we’re seeing some repeat every couple of weeks. The latest concerns iPhone 8’s facial recognition feature.
Word on the street is that LG Innotek is going to be supplying facial recognition cameras for Apple’s next-generation iPhone.
LG Innotek is said to be supplying facial recognition cameras for the iPhone 8, it’s manufacturing those camera modules at a new facility dedicated to Apple products. The facility is apparently worth $239 million and Apple’s order alone is believed to be worth $177 million.
This isn’t the first time that Apple will be sourcing components from LG Innotek. The company already sources rear dual camera modules for the iPhone 7 Plus from LG Innotek. The rumor also mentions that the facial recognition technology of the iPhone 8 is going to rely on 3D to offer better accuracy than what you can get with the Galaxy S8.
The next-generation iPhone is expected to be a big step up from its predecessor. It may have a 5.8 inch edge-to-edge OLED display and may even ditch the home button for a virtual soft button much like the one you get on the Galaxy S8.