The update HomePod continues to reveal details about the upcoming vehicle Apple. Recently, Guillermo Rambo discovered a code that says iPhone 8 will probably mute notifications when the user's gaze is turned to the screen. This feature could be built into a 3D camera known as the Face ID sensor, which should completely replace the Touch ID sensor in the future.
The code starts with 'TLAttentionAwarenessObserver' and it says that the notification sound will be muted when the user is focused on the screen. We can assume that the function will only work when the screen is on.
It is worth mentioning that earlier in the update HomePod, information was found that the Face ID sensor will be able to recognize the user's face even when the phone is lying on a flat surface. The face recognition feature should work with Apple Pay too. However, it is not yet known whether the sensor will be able to recognize the user's face with glasses, hats, etc. Apple is expected to use facial recognition technology developed by PrimeSense. Apple acquired this company back in 2013.
According to rumors, facial recognition technology will be more reliable than Touch ID. We can assume that in the future, Touch ID will not be needed at all. There is only a month left before the presentation iPhone 8, and more new information about the smartphone is expected in the coming days.