According to all the leaks, Samsung will be one of the first manufacturers (Fujitsu, for example, has already launched one before) to include an iris scanner in one of its smartphones. It will do this year and the device chosen will be the Galaxy Note 7. Two years later, according to information published in DigiTimes, in 2018 the first iPhone with iris scanner will arrive, something much safer than the fingerprint reader but also has its drawbacks.
DigiTimes has a mixed success rate, so it could perfectly not be right this time as it has not been right in many of its predictions. Personally I do not see Apple launching an iPhone with a recognition system that makes things more difficult, and as a personal experience shows: I usually go out with the bike and put my iPhone on the handlebars. If I want to unlock the iPhone, I can do it with the fingerprint without problems, as long as the case is compatible with this possibility. If I had an iris scanner I would have to look straight ahead and at a certain distance, so I couldn't unlock it.
Will we have an iPhone with an iris scanner in 2018?
On the other hand, we can think that if iris recognition fails we can use the fingerprint, but in that case it would make no sense to protect the phone with our iris; Anyone who wanted to skip this verification would just have to put their eye and wait for it to go to the next level, that is, at fingerprint reader.
It is also important to mention that, having to collect an image, this system would have problems in low light conditions, something that could be solved by increasing the brightness of the screen during recognition. But if, for example, we want to take a look from the bed and half asleep, I do not find the most comfortable in the world.
In any case, as we mentioned earlier, this prediction has been made by a medium with a mixed success rate, who has said that Apple will take the step in two years. The Cupertino are not famous for being the first to launch something, but for being the first to do something that works and is useful, as it did with the fingerprint sensor, touch screens, smart watches and probably will do with cameras dual. In addition, you will have two years to see what problems the Note 7 and his successors. We will have to wait to see if they launch an iPhone with an iris scanner and if it works without problems.
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