Apple is also reportedly adding a 3D camera sensor to the iPhone 8, with analyst Ming-Chi Kou forecast that the feature is slated for the phone’s front camera. That would allow the iPhone to generate 3D selfies. Other reports suggest AR features in the next iPhone will allow the phone’s camera to detect distance so that it can overlay virtual objects on the real world view.
Other features in the works for the iPhone’s camera include the ability to isolate and tilt images in a photo.
Without the headphone jack, Apple is one step closer to being free of cables completely. So we can expect a truly wireless charger that works at up to 15ft, with no contact required between the device and the power source. Apple leaker Sonny Dickson told Forbes that the iPhone 8 will offer a Tap to Wake feature similar to what you see in some Android phones. Dickson also expects the new phone to feature fast charging, thanks to a Tristar 3 Hydra chip inside the phone.
The internal iPhone 8 specs are also undoubtedly going to take another step forward with a new chipset more powerful.
Another feature that would allow Apple to ditch a physical TouchID button is the addition of facial recognition features to the iPhone 8. According to a research note from JP Morgan’s Rod Hall that MacRumors obtained, Apple could add a 3D laser scanner to the front of its phone to give you another way to unlock the device. A Times of Israel report says that Apple has bought facial recognition firm RealFace, whose software could fuel that technology; it could also aid in features such as identifying your best photos using facial recognition capabilities.