Apple to Abandon Touch ID for iPhone in 2018 [Report]

Apple to Abandon Touch ID for iPhone in 2018 [Report]

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Apple is planning to abandon Touch ID for iPhone next year, reports KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. All new models will reportedly feature a full screen design and facial recognition.

We predict all new 2H18F iPhone models will likely abandon fingerprint recognition. 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.

It's rumored that Apple will release a larger 6.46-inch iPhone next year with a design similar to the iPhone X. The company is said to have ended plans for a smaller 5.28-inch version. Additionally, Kuo is also predicting that next year's iPad Pros will also be equipped with a TrueDepth camera for Face ID.

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Apple to Abandon Touch ID for iPhone in 2018 [Report]
joe blow - October 14, 2017 at 11:03pm
Since Steve left us, i think its time for apple to abandon the phone....never mind touch ID. They lost their Mojo in the creative department, sorry to say.
iCopy - October 13, 2017 at 2:34pm
@ Chinky Chink! Ho bag!
Bigjiba - October 13, 2017 at 8:44am
It would have been nice to make the Apple logo the Touch ID but they were rushing the job and there was so much online criticism about having the logo AND the Touch ID below that. They should keep working on the Touch ID on the screen. Don’t give up.
D4xM4Nx - October 13, 2017 at 8:06am
Sometimes leaving stuff from today in the past for unknown experiences isn't easy, Touch ID is a very well implemented feature, fast and easy to use. Face ID is merely an announcement as of now, has to be tried to have the 'thumbs up'... I'll try to stay impartial here and actually test the feature myself to comment on it tho.
Hope 2 - October 13, 2017 at 7:02am
Personally, I think it's a unwise decision to get rid of Touch ID. I think it's very good. While there might be something better in the future, it's clearly not ready to have other to replace it. I don't think Face ID is ready yet. It's nice to have both.
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