Apple’s next augmented reality Apple AR headsets may replace fingerprint or facial recognition with an iris scan.
AppleInsider claims that the corporation is planning to incorporate iris scanning in the next Apple ARs as a means of user authentication.
The functionality “will make it simpler for numerous individuals to use the same device and enable them to make rapid payments within the headset,” according to the article.
Payments may be verified by a scan of a user’s fingerprint or face, “much like iPhones,” the source said.
Apple AR Has Several Iris Scanners
If iris scanning becomes a standard means of user verification, it is likely that Apple Pay will become compatible with the technology.
Mesh textiles, aluminum, and glass are likely to be used in the construction of the forthcoming Apple AR. There is a good chance it will be more compact and lighter than Meta’s latest Quest Pro.
Just like the iPhone and Apple Watch, the headset’s display will be capable of operating at low refresh rates. In the case of the headset, this would be done in order to save battery life.
It has been speculated that the firm is developing not one but three augmented reality headsets.
A release date for the aforementioned piece of headgear around the year 2023 is anticipated. It might have a price of up to $3,000 and have a pair of 4K OLED screens in addition to 15 camera modules on the sides. The AR/VR headset will include a built-in iris scanner that can read the user’s eye pattern, allowing for secure verification through an iris scan in place of a password or credit card number.
We may use hand motions as a kind of control thanks to 3D sensor modules that can also sense our skin. Like previous Apple products, the AR/VR headset will have voice control and be compatible with Siri. Apple has reportedly tried out a thimble-like gadget worn on the finger, although it is unclear what kinds of input techniques we may expect.