Apple To Ditch Touch ID And Bring Face ID For All iPhone Models Next Year

Rumors and speculations altogether speaking about the next iPhones coming in 2018. But KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo once again making headlines after releasing another new note to investors says, the Cupertino-based company is likely to completely retire Touch ID on the successors to this year’s iPhone 8, 8 Plus and the iPhone X. According to Kuo, also believing that Apple would bring some form of face recognition to its iPhone hardware as part of their 2018 lineup.

Instead, the analyst told investors that Apple likely to go all-in with Face ID as its security solution for its entire 2018 iPhone lineup. Here are the details you need to know about.

In fact, it’s said that hopefully, the various components of the technology will be more readily available by that time. Face ID system is believed to be one of the bottlenecks that could eventually limit the supply of the iPhone X when it goes on sale November 3rd.

The iPhone X will launch with Face ID as its biometric security option next month and is the first iPhone to ship without Touch ID in some time. And it means that the iPhone X to feature a design with no Home button, and it replaces Touch ID with the company’s new Face ID tech. With Kuo’s prediction now on air, next year will see Apple go all in on Face ID.

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,” Kuo wrote in his note.

Kuo also goes to say that Face ID will be a “key selling point” of all of Apple’s 2018 iPhones and there won’t be any form of Touch ID across its lineup. He believes that Face ID and the new TrueDepth camera system will “capitalize on its clear lead in 3D sensing design and production for smartphones” throughout the coming year.

With iPad Pro also already rumored to get Face ID next year, and now this report saying all iPhone models are getting it too. It won’t be long before Apple brings it to MacBooks too, meaning, the days of Touch ID are numbered.

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