Apple's next iPhone could rival Samsung's Galaxy S4 with new eye-tracking capabilities, according to reports
We’re still a few weeks away from hearing anything concrete about Apple’s next-gen iPhone, be that an iPhone 5S or iPhone 6. But, unsurprisingly, rumors surrounding the device(s) just won’t quit. The latest slice of gossip suggests that the next iPhone will come packed with eye-sensing technology which will allow the device to compete directly with Samsung’s Galaxy S4, which also includes eye-tracking capabilities.
Rumors abound that Apple sees the emerging technology as invaluable as it looks to wrest back lost market share from arch-rival Samsung. Many potential providers of the technology have been suggested, though UMoove has been targeted as the likely front-runner for the position.
Another rumor which has refused to go away is one which involves the iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 featuring fingerprint-sensing technology. Apple has reportedly stoked that particular fire by registering the trademark KeepSafe, a name previously used by AuthenTec, a security firm Apple acquired last year.
The basic gist of AuthenTec’s technology was that it promised to keep your precious data safe and secure by way of fingerprint protection. Since Apple’s takeover of the firm, products which formerly made use of the tech have been marked as ‘no longer available’ prompting some to believe that this is down to Cupertino’s decision to utilize the tech in future devices.
The new iPhone will feature new tech, of that we’re certain, but dealing with Apple products invariably equals dealing in gossip and hyperbole until the company decides to end the wilful generation of excitement and reveal its new devices.
What we’re confident of is that the devices will sport new hardware including NFC, updated camera sensors and a new chipset, though it has been rumored that the long-awaited Apple A7 may not be ready until next year. This has given rise to rumors that the next iPhone will be a 5S powered by an updated A6X, leaving the door open for an iPhone 6 with A7 on-board for early next-year.