Friday, 24 March, 2017

Insane rumor suggests iPhone 8 will ditch Touch ID

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Introduces A New Patent For iPhone 8 Home Button The iPhone 8 could have a fingerprint scanner built into its screen
Bessie Robbins | 18 February, 2017, 12:55

Now, according to Apple analyst for the KGI Securities Ming-Chi-Kuo's report, coupled with some other rumors, adds more emphasis on Apple actually making that move. Those models are thought to only see a slight improvement over the iPhone 7 whereas the iPhone X or Anniversary Edition will get to billing. According to Hall, those who have had issues with the Touch ID when their fingers are wet will no longer go through the same frustrations.

That said Kuo's report also raises as many questions as it answers.

Apple's flagship smartphone this year, the iPhone 8, will have its breakthrough treatment on its body as per recent reports.

While facial recognition for authentication sounds sexy, the technology may not be ready for prime time yet-at least as far as Apple is concerned. Would this be something that Apple would perpetuate in order to create artificial differentiation between the top-end iPhone and all the models? Attribution required. Do not modify.

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Yesterday we talked a bit about a rumor that surfaced claiming that the home button and Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 8 would be replaced with a function area. The new device will house some state of the art innovations which previous iPhones never had. Exclude the function area, however, and the actual usable size of the display will be 5.15-inches - which is roughly in line with upcoming rivals like the Galaxy S8 (also tipped for a 5.8-inch display and onscreen controls). He says the iPhone 8 will sport a 5.8-inch OLED screen that's essentially bezel-free.

One thing Sur notes is that the iPhone 8 will adopt a glass back, as has been rumored numerous times before.

If Apple wants to make a big impact with the iPhone 8 then it is better off releasing information about it in a controlled way under its own terms, not allowing leak after leak to steal the buzz. While some believe Apple may leverage the technology in furtherance of its augmented reality plans, others maintain it may simply coexist alongside Touch ID as a means of verifying a user's identity for certain sensitive transactions.

Earlier this week the firm revealed it had joined the Wireless Power Consortium, which suggested the iPhone 8, 7s and 7s Plus, or whatever the firm decides to call its 2017 devices would adopt the Qi standard used by the Apple Watch. Keep watching this space for more info on the upcoming iPhone 8.

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