iPhone 8 To Feature a Redesigned Fingerprint Sensor
The latest rumour claims for the iPhone 8, from a Chinese website, state that the upcoming iPhone 8 will not feature the Synaptics’ Natural ID or Qualcomm’s Sense ID fingerprint technology. Instead, Apple will most likely use its own AuthenTec Algorithm, which will be teamed up with privaris-glass identification technology with the aim of redesigning its fingerprint sensor.
The report also suggests that Apple’s new fingerprint technology for the iPhone 8 will be developed at TSMC’s 12-inch wafer line along with 65nm process technology. The upcoming iPhone’s production is expected to be delayed due to the redesign of its fingerprint tech and will probably begin in September. The iPhone, which was first launched in 2007, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary this year. Apple is expected to launch a significant redesign of the iPhone in 2017. Earlier Speculations also suggest that the iPhone 8 will no longer have a physical home button and is expected to have an edge-to-edge OLED display, a first for the iPhone. The fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 8 will most likely be embedded in the display and it is also expected to be equipped with biometric authentication systems such as an iris scanner or facial recognition tech.
While some previous reports suggested that the iPhone 8 may have a USB-C port, fresh reports claim otherwise. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI securities has claimed that Apple will retain the Lightning port, but enable a newer fast charging protocol which is expected to use the “USB-C type power delivery”.
Previous leaks have revealed that the iPhone 8 will feature a 5.8-inch display with about 5.15-inches of display area, on the same footprint as the iPhone 7. Though the iPhone 8 is likely to be the flagship smartphone from Apple this year, two other Apple phones also might launch, tentatively in July, 2017.
While leaks have rendered an array of details about the iPhone 8, the actual features can only be confirmed after its official launch.