Apple to integrate Touch ID into the screen.
Unnamed sources close to Apple have revealed to the Economic Daily News that Apple has successfully integrated the Touch ID recognition sensors into the display for iPhone 8. The OLED display panel and the radical new design for the upcoming anniversary iPhone in 2017 have caused troubles for the engineering team at Cupertino. As the next iPhone won’t have a Home Button and the display will take almost the entire front, Apple had to come up with a new solution for Touch ID fingerprint recognition.
It seems that Apple has finally solved the design / engineering issues with the OLED panel that includes Touch ID underneath. The technology will allow an iPhone user to authenticate by simply touching the display with a finger.
Along with the confirmation of the Touch ID recognition, the report also claims that Apple will use a new sensor to improve the photo/video capabilities of the dual-lens camera.
Apple’s phone lineup in 2017 will include three models – improved versions of the current iPhone 7 / 7 Plus, and a 5.8-inch OLED model with a new design and features. The company may use the typical ‘S’ naming scheme for the modest hardware improvements of the existing models, while the new version may be called ‘iPhone Anniversary Edition’, iPhone 8 or something completely unexpected.