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Report: iPhone 8 won’t feature Touch ID inside display

by Danny Zepeda | July 3, 2017July 3, 2017 8:38 am PDT

The iPhone 8 is only two months away from debuting in September, but rumors about it are still swirling around at rapid pace. The latest news about what features it will include comes from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who predicts it will bypass Touch ID in the display like we’ve been expecting.

According to MacRumors, Kuo claims Apple won’t embed the fingerprint scanner into the display like earlier reports stated. Instead, it will rely on some other form of biometric sensor like facial scanner calling it “3D sensing for facial recognition.”

The report doesn’t specify if the Touch ID scanner will be included in the back of the display or possibly the side power button. It’s not entirely clear if Touch ID will be excluded entirely from the next iPhone instead settling for its facial scanner as its primary security feature.

Kuo’s latest claims directly conflict with an earlier report that Apple figured out how to embed the fingerprint scanner into the display back in May. The report stated Apple has experienced a breakthrough and was intending to include Touch ID inside the display. As for which one is correct, we’ll have to wait until Apple unveils the phone to truly confirm.

Among Kuo’s other claims is that the iPhone 8 will feature the “highest screen-to-body ration” out of any smartphone out in the market right, it will be available in fewer color options and come with either 64GB and 256GB of storage.

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Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...