IPhone 8 may not actually exist

Yolanda Curtis
March 11, 2017

This feature will open a window for each detected face, scaling accordingly by depending on where the window emerges on the depth map.

Aside from the new patent, the upcoming iPhone 8 is expected to sport an OLED display and wireless charging while missing out the lightning port. Using the depth information it's already mapped, the technology in the patent, which was earlier reported on by AppleInsider, would scale each face to accurately depict how far away or close people are in the frame.

Moreover, the upcoming iPhone 8's patent suggests that the methods "may be used in a vehicle-mounted system for automatic detection and reading of traffic signs", which basically teases about the arrival of the Apple auto. In reality, the iPhone 8 - or "iPhone Edition", as Apple may call it - will reportedly feature a stainless steel mid-section sandwiched by a glass face and glass back.


Interestingly, the technology was invented by Primesense, the company that created Microsoft's original Kinect and Apple subsequently acquired in 2013.

Meanwhile, the famous KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo mentioned about a feature that an iPhone 8, or whatever Apple is planning to call it.

Furthermore, as CNBC points out, a line from the patent states that the methods "may be used in a vehicle-mounted system for automatic detection and reading of traffic signs", which could be a hint at a key feature of the Apple auto, or at the very least a future addition to Apple's vehicle software suite. The sleek new Galaxy S8 Samsung is set to unveil in just a few weeks will make that wait even more painful, because it gives us a taste of things to come from the tenth-anniversary iPhone.


We've seen a lot of renders of the iPhone 8, and majority aren't realistic.

In the face-detection patent Apple now owns, it hints that an Apple Car integration could be possible, saying that the technology "may be used in a vehicle-mounted system for automatic detection and reading of traffic signs". He hasn't, however, confirmed in which products it might be offered.


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