La semana del HomePod, todo lo que ha filtrado el altavoz inteligente sobre los próximos productos de Apple: Rumorsfera
More details about iPhone 8 continue to be filtered from the HomePod lines of code. After learning some of the possible design details of the device, plus the possibility that it has facial recognition, in the last hours 9to5Mac shared a new report assuring that the Face ID (written in the code as Pearl) of the next Apple smartphone could work even with the phone placed horizontally .
According to the report, a line has been found in the HomePod code that refers to this feature, which will allow us to unlock the iPhone when it is supported on a surface. Most likely, for this to be possible, facial recognition will use infrared which would allow it to be effective even at unusual angles .
But this is not the first time we’ve heard that this feature will work even when the phone is on a surface. In early 2017, Bloomberg published a report explaining that Cupertino’s signature Face ID technology would have a high degree of accuracy and speed. This means that users can scan their face and unlock the iPhone in a matter of milliseconds .
Regarding the uses that will be given to this feature within the iPhone, we find that the HomePod code mentions “APPS USING PEARL”, which could refer to the compatibility of Face ID with third party applications , something that would be quite useful and that would come in line with what is currently happening with Touch ID, which is compatible with many platforms, such as banking and finance applications.