The KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that Apple will completely eliminate the TouchID feature from the iPhone 8
Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 has been in the rumour mill for a long time now, while continuously churning out new leaks and information about the device. There are reports about the device ditching the physical home button, while placing the fingerprint sensor placed underneath the display.
The KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that Apple will completely eliminate the TouchID feature from the iPhone 8, a new Bloomberg report also claims the same.
The report also suggests that Apple is testing a new security feature that will allow users to unlock their iPhone using face recognition. This will be possible with the new 3D front camera system that the device will reportedly feature. The new camera cannot be fooled by 2D pictures as seen on the Samsung Galaxy S8’s face lock.
The report also claims that the company is testing the eye scanning, a feature seen on the Galaxy S8. The new system will also authenticate the payments and launch secure apps. The new security system is also touted to work when the iPhone is lying flat on the table, and not just close to the face. The facial recognition system reportedly scans the user's face and unlocks the iPhone in a few hundred milliseconds, making it equally fast as the TouchID. The 3D camera will also support AR features.
If the rumours are to be believed, the iPhone 8 will sport a ProMotion display seen on the new iPad Pro launched this year and the phone will have a dedicated Apple Neural Engine chip for handling AI.
The KGI analyst also claims that the smartphone will feature an USB-C power delivery IC fro fast charging, but will continue to have a 5W USB-A power adapter.