"iPhone 8 may have hit a roadblock with its Touch ID"
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iPhone 8 may have hit a roadblock with its Touch ID
It looks like the next iPhone could be running into some roadblocks, thanks to a new touch ID.
Previous rumors suggested the home button would completely disappears on Apple's 10th anniversary model to make room for a larger edge to edge display.
The finger print scanner would be embedded into the display panel making the entire screen an unlock surface.
But unless they figure out something fast they may end up having discreet this feature all together, according to Pacific Crest Securities analyst Apple's component suppliers are struggling to make this technology happen on time.
In this case Apple would still announce its 5.8 inch iPhone during this late of September launch event along with the 7S and 7S Plus model.
But it wouldn't get to the hands of consumers until as late as November Or Apple could take a page out of the Samsung playbook and just slap the sensor on the back of the phone as reported by Slash Leaks.
Samsung was said to be considering a similar feature in the S8 but ended up having to move the sensor to the back of the phone next to the camera lens.
Or if all else fails, Apple could rely solely on facial recognition to unlock the phone.
A potentially less secure form of authentication unless they're able to deliver on that 3D depth sensing camera.
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