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Analyst Confirms In-Display Touch ID Sensor for iPhone 8; Apple Still to Decide Which Technology to Use

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Analyst confirms Touch ID sensor location for iPhone 8

It has been decided by the online community that the iPhone 8 is the most highly anticipated smartphone this year. Over the course of months, various leaks and speculations have been shared on the Internet. Some of these rumors pertain to the Touch ID sensor of the phone.

In the beginning, many believed that the iPhone 8 will finally have an in-display fingerprint sensor. However, there were some leaks shared on various websites showing renderings and drawings of the iPhone 8 with a rear-mounted Touch ID sensor. Now, however, it seems like someone finally confirmed that Apple will be using an embedded type of fingerprint sensor.

According to a memo obtained by Apple Insider, Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company claims that the iPhone 8 will have an embedded Touch ID sensor. In the said memo, Arcuri said that, at the moment, Apple is considering various types of technology to use on the fingerprint sensor.

Apple has a few options regarding the Touch ID sensor. The first one is the ultrasonic and the other one optical. In addition to these, there are various ways of which these types of fingerprint technologies can be achieved.

Analyst confirms Touch ID sensor location for iPhone 8

iPhone 8 concept (via macrumors.com)

There is the tiny pinhole through the glass of the display. Also, thinning the area over where the sensor will be located or using a film sensor are being considered as well.

While Apple is still deciding what type of fingerprint sensor to use. Arcuri reiterated that the iPhone 8 might still be delayed. He reconfirmed his earlier prediction that the phone in question will be available in the market around October this year.

It seems like Apple is really serious about giving the iPhone 8 an in-display Touch ID sensor. Perhaps the driving force for this need is the recent rumors regarding Samsung having issues with the Galaxy Note 8’s embedded fingerprint scanner.

If Samsung backs out of the in-display sensor race, Apple will get the upper hand come iPhone 8’s release later this year. For more updates on iPhone 8, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.

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