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iPhone 8 to feature iris scanner, insider sources say

Even though the information about the iPhone 8 comes from the supply chain, take all information with a grain of salt. (Source: Mac Rumors)
Even though the information about the iPhone 8 comes from the supply chain, take all information with a grain of salt. (Source: Mac Rumors)
This latest news confirms a number of features that Apple insiders and users have said will almost certainly be in the next iPhone. Most interestingly, the sources mentioned an iris scanner, a feature that appeared in the Galaxy Note 7 and will appear in the upcoming Samsung flagship devices.

Suppliers who are currently delivering parts and components of the upcoming anniversary edition of the iPhone have backed up a few features that many have speculated will appear on the device. The individuals along the supply chain, based out of Taiwan, mentioned three specific features: the OLED screen, wireless charging functionality and an iris scanner.

A number of leaks leading up to this have been among similar lines, but this latest news provides the strongest evidence yet that Apple is indeed incorporating all of these ideas into their flagship, expected to release in September 2017.

Other information the suppliers leaked was that the process of delivering the parts for the phones has begun earlier this year than previously. They say part of the reason is that Apple wants its chip and component suppliers to “start trial production, inspection and prepare inventories for the new iPhone series earlier than usual.” In addition, the company has established more strict requirements on all parts of the phone to ensure that they undergo rigorous testing and that their launch will go smoothly.

Apple’s recent Macbook Pro 2016 came under scrutiny after some users reported poor battery life, and Apple’s competitor Samsung had to pull the plug on the Galaxy Note 7 due to battery design defects. For this next iPhone, Apple is aiming to eliminate as much potential for error as possible.

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Isaac Brown, 2017-02-10 (Update: 2017-02-11)
Isaac Brown
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I joined Notebookcheck at the end of 2016 after being a dedicated reader of the website for the past six years, occasionally tuning out various lecturers to read reviews of the latest gaming and business laptops. As a writer and tech enthusiast, I focus mostly on smartphones, the latest trending gadgets like VR headsets, and the businesses that create it all. When I’m not admiring the latest graphics cards, I write short fiction and arrange for a cappella.