iPhone 8 rumors suggest iris scanning capabilities

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According to a report by DigiTimes, Apple is said to be working on bringing secure eye scanning technology to the iPhone in the next two years.

The site claims that the company might introduce the new feature in 2018, presumably with the iPhone 8.

“Samsung is expected to lead all vendors by releasing its new flagship smartphone supporting iris recognition technology in the second half of 2016, while Apple is likely to roll out new iPhone devices with iris sensors in 2018…” the report reads.

According to the report, many Chinese manufacturers have been working work on their own biometrics technology for smartphones and other devices.

Also, manufacturers of smartphone components like Qualcomm have been seeking to strengthen their efforts to develop iris-scanning and sensor technologies for smartphone vendors.