The much anticipated iPhone 8 just brought a new rumor to light about its fingerprint sensor a day ago. Previous rumors of the fingerprint sensor being incorporated in the back of the phone (possibly on the Apple Logo) have now been proven false. The iPhone 8, will instead, feature a TouchID sensor embedded within the display itself.
For a little background fact check, the next generation iPhone model is speculated to feature a bezel-less, edge-to-edge large OLED display. The fingerprint sensor of the new iPhone will be incorporated in this very screen. Apple was rumored to face technical difficulties for a few months regarding its TouchID sensor feature; however, the problem seems to have been solved now.
The confirmation of the sensor being embedded in the display came from the Chinese News Network, Economic Daily News (EDN) via DigiTimes. According to EDN, it spoke with Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) that confirmed the iPhone 8 will indeed feature a fingerprint sensor in the OLED display and not in the rear end.
The same sources also revealed that the 10th Anniversary iPhone will come with an “invisible infrared image sensors to enhance the functionality of the high-pixel camera” that backs up the rumors about Apple trying to level up their Augmented Reality game with their dual-camera setup.
TSMC also reported that the iPhone 8 will sport a screen ratio of 18.5:9 instead of the previous 16:9. In addition, the iPhone 8 will feature next generation 3D capabilities with iris and facial recognition that will be powered by PrimeSense Technology, providing Apple users with yet another way to unlock their devices.
The iPhone 8 will also sport vertically placed dual cameras at the back, and the design is rumored to be all glass front and back. No other specification is released yet and Apple is definitely keeping its project in the hush. Recently, the smartphone was rumored to launch on September 17th although that news is not fully confirmed.
News of Apple trying to incorporate the TouchID sensor into the display of the phone has been around since July 2015 however the company was never able to develop the technology. Now, according to reliable sources, we might finally see the long sought-after feature in the 10th Anniversary Apple iPhone 8.