The iPhone 8 might come without a Touch ID
is all set to celebrate its 10th year anniversary of the iPhone
, with an iPhone. The Cupertino-based company is working on two iPhones this year; one of them will be the iPhone 7s/7s plus and the other one will be the "anniversary edition" iPhone or, as popularly known, the iPhone 8
. The iPhone 7s and 7s plus will be minor upgrades over the iPhone 7
and 7 plus
, but the big update comes with the iPhone 8. According to leaks the iPhone 8 will sport a gorgeous edge-to-edge OLED display, but it looks like Apple is having trouble deciding a spot for Touch ID.
According to previous leaks, the Touch ID had found a similarly conventional place at the back, but according to a popular Apple analyst, that's not going to be the case. According to KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, who is considered as "the most reliable Apple analyst", the iPhone 8 will indeed have a virtual home button without a fingerprint scanner. There are technologies, like Qualcomm's ultrasonic sensors, but the implementation is too impractical and unsafe as of now. This leaves Apple with two choices, either go to the back or totally ditch the scanner and while we know the more obvious of the two, there is a good chance that Apple ditches the sensor altogether. A recently leaked showing off a dummy of the iPhone 8
also interestingly didn't feature a fingerprint scanner. Take what you want out of it.
Apple is a company that isn't scared of taking bold decisions and it's totally possible that they go with a different form of unlocking technology(face unlock, or iris recognition), in order to incorporate a bezel-less display. The iPhone 8 is expected to release by Q4 2017 and we hope they come up with something innovative this time.
Do you think Apple will be able to pull off this challenge or will it ruin the experience like Samsung did with the S8(fingerprint scanner)? Let us know your thoughts.