iPhone 8 Facial Recognition to Silence Notifications

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The Apple HomePod source code points to an iPhone 8 feature that could silence the phone’s alerts when a user simply looks at its screen. The code snippet was posted on Twitter, which seemingly suggests the new iPhone will detect when you’re looking at its display and mute notification noises accordingly. This is no confirmation of a final feature, but it would be another likely use for the iPhone 8’s rumored 3D face-scanning technology. A previous leak hints the iPhone 8 will have infrared face unlock, a form of biometric security that would let users access the device without physically engaging with its lockscreen. Utilizing the same sensors, the iPhone 8 could be smart enough to know that you’re looking at your phone as notifications role in, silencing the alerts because you’ve already seen them.

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