Caitlin Fairchild | Nextgov | August 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Supercharged Facial Recognition of the Iphone 8

A person takes a photo of an Apple logo before an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5, 2017. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP File Photo

If you're concerned about the growing power of biometrics, the iPhone 8 may not be the smartphone for you

The latest version of the iPhone is expected to launch in September and will feature updated tech that improves the device's speed and efficiency. But there will also be a significant security update, according to a report from the Korean Herald

The new phone will come equipped with a facial recognition scanner with 3-D sensors that can scan a user's face in only a few millionths of a second. These same 3-D sensors will also help support potential augmented reality applications.

Previously, Apple relied on a different form of biometric security—the fingerprint scanner.  The scanner took about one second to sense a fingerprint and provide access. 

The facial recognition tech will also expected to be used for Apple Pay authorization, according to the report.