The iPhone 7 won't be available until September 16, but that hasn't stopped everyone from starting to speculate about the next, 10-year anniversary iPhone being released in 2017. That's all fine and dandy, except now that speculation is reaching into 2018 and what that year's iPhone will be like.
Forget about the rumors of a disappearing headphone jack, dual cameras and the like - this rumored change is eye-opening ... literally.
According to leaks spotted by 9to5Mac and DigiTimes, Apple will have biometric eye scanners built into the phones. This means that instead of getting into your iPhone using your fingerprint scanner, you could now use an iris scanner.
It turns out, like your fingerprints, your eye's iris is unique to you. The scanner would be able to read a person's iris, meaning you won't even have to touch your phone to unlock it. However, there are some concerns - will it work in low light? What if your eyes are dilated? Will it still work after you've had a beer or two at happy hour?
Keep in mind that these are just rumors. Nothing has been confirmed, but the idea doesn't seem that far-fetched, considering that Samsung is reportedly working on a similar initiative.