Apple likely to remove TouchID for all future iPhone models

By : |October 16, 2017 0

Apple is likely to remove the TouchID fingerprint sensor in favor of facial recognition for all 2018 iPhone models, 9to5Mac reported. While many people criticized Apple’s latest FaceID technology in iPhone X, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told 9to5Mac that “3D sensing will be a ‘key selling point’ of all new 2018 iPhone models.”

The iPhone X is the first smartphone from Apple that comes without a home button and TouchID, which has been replaced with the company’s new FaceID technology. Kuo said, “We believe this change will allow all new models to realize a competitive advantage via differentiation, on the back of an integrated user experience of full-screen design and TrueDepth Camera/Facial recognition/Face ID/AR applications.”

Because of the focus on 3D sensing, Kuo predicts that all new iPhone models from here on out will abandon fingerprint recognition entirely. This move will allow Apple to tout its advantage in sensing technology and create a full-screen design, unlike its competitors.

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Interestingly, Kuo also suggests that all 2018 iPhones will get a full-screen design with minimum bezels. Kuo’s predictions are generally very accurate. Recently, he also predicted that next year’s iPad Pro would have FaceID.

Well, this means Apple’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus would be the last set of smartphones from Apple that feature a display with bezels and Touch ID.

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