Apple this year is rumor to release two “S” phone namely iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and one signature 10th anniversary phone. Everything regarding the release of these three phone is up in the air, nothing has been officially confirmed yet.
Release date of iPhone 8 is still not confirmed yet and it is expected to be announced in June. Some rumors are surrounding that iPhone 8 will be delayed till next year, due to technical issues.
Recently few schematics have been leaked and they are more or less same other than one critical feature. That critical feature is Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Its’ expected that Apple will opt for the safest approach that almost everyone hates; having fingerprint Touch ID at the back of the phone.
Apple wants to integrate TouchID with the layers of the OLED display screen. Its reported that Apple is not ready yet to give such phone this year. Hong Kong based equity research firm CLSA wrote in a note to investors seen by MacRumors that Apple may end up placing the sensor on the back of the handset instead.
“iPhone to ditch fingerprint sensor? We don’t think so,” CLSA analysts Sebastian Hou and Brian Chen wrote. “Both Samsung and Apple tried to enable in-display fingerprint sensing on full-screen OLED phones in 2017, but their optical tech seems immature and the major iPhone 8 bottleneck.”
The note continued, “Some thus speculate the fingerprint sensor will be removed and replaced by 3D sensing. Our latest supply chain checks indicate the iPhone 8 will still have the sensor given security, user-friendliness, and a need for payments infrastructure, but there is a high chance it will be on the back like Samsung’s Galaxy S8.”
The firm believes that Apple will feature advanced 3D face recognition system on the front and use all-screen design for the iPhone 8. There is vertical dual lenses camera on the back. The firm drew a diagram is based on one of the diagrams that hit the web.
Its’ also expected that iPhone 8 release will not be delayed and no official announcement has veen made regarding Phone design.