Apple Planning On Moving Away From Touch ID On All Future Devices
Apple’s recently announced iPhone X is shaping up to be one of the hottest new smartphones to hit the market since the Galaxy S8. This, of course, is not surprising considering that Apple’s smartphones always capture the public’s attention. The X, however, is something truly special. Not only does it mark the 10th anniversary of Apple’s iPhone line, it also introduces a brand new technology in the form of facial recognition.
While the most ambitious of its rivals have been working on under the panel sensors to remove the need for a physical home button, Apple went a step further and removed the need for you to touch your phone at all by allowing you to simply look at your phone to unlock it. The technology is certainly impressive and, for right now, it is exclusively found on the iPhone X. However, that may not be the case for too much longer. It’s been reported that industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, of NGI Securities, is reporting that he believes Apple is planning on moving away from home buttons entirely in their future products.
In previous reports, Kuo indicated that he believed Apple would wait to see how their new Face ID software was received before implementing it on future products, but now he believes otherwise. In his note to investors, Kuo calls the company’s new Face ID technology a “key selling point” of its entire 2018 line of iPhones and thus there will be no more Touch ID compatible iPhones on the market aside from previous models.
Apple apparently hopes to “capitalize on its clear lead in 3D sensing design and production for smartphones” during the year of 2018.
While it is too early to tell what Apple has planned for 2018, we do know that Kuo has a reputation for accuracy in regards to these things. His advice, like all such investor advice, shouldn’t be taken as a guarantee, but he is generally reliable.
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