Apple Inc.'s Epic iPhone 8 Fingerprint Fail

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He also said that a "notch display design" will enable Apple to make the iPhone 8 screen-to-body ratio huge. But now that's reportedly been shelved.

According to the analyst, Apple's next-generation OLED iPhone will indeed ditch the physical home button beneath the display. It sports an nearly bezel-less display (barring the top lip), 3D front camera with facial recognition, and elevated sound quality. But Ming-Chi Kuo apparently expects that the firm will not be able to pull the engineering feat off - meaning Touch ID could disappear from the front of the iPhone for the first time since its introduction in the iPhone 5s in 2013 (though it will not be removed entirely). It can scan a user's face and unlock the iPhone within a few hundred milliseconds, the person said. The feature may also incorporate eye-scanning technology. It's believed that to achieve this design, Apple will do away with the home button much like Samsung did for the Galaxy S8. The faster screens in testing are the same as the ProMotion displays in Apple's latest iPad tablets, one of the people said.

The KGI report claims that the "technical challenges" introducing fingerprint recognition to the rumored OLED iPhone 8 will result in it being removed altogether, citing the "disappointing scan-through of [the] OLED panel" as one of the reasons behind its removal. The new phone will have glass on both the front and back that curves at the edges. ProMotion displays are capable of updating at a higher refresh rate which dramatically reduces motion blur especially when scrolling.

The redesigned iPhone will use an OLED screen, which reproduces colors more crisply, while the company is also planning updates to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that still include standard LCD screens. In place of a Touch ID scanner, says the rumor, Apple might employ a 3D scanner embedded within the iPhone 8.

Apple's stock is trading up 24% year-to-date.

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