According to Mr. Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, according to a new report by one of the industry’s most savvy analysts, it is likely that Face ID will come with every new iPhones Apple announces in 2018.
The analyst says that Apple is still working on fingerprint solutions for underlying displays for the future iPhone but still explains that he has encountered various technical hurdles.
Interestingly, according to Kuo, Face ID with TrueDepth camera is likely to apply to all iPhones in 2018, including the upgrade of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is planned. Kuo does not clarify whether this means that upgrades to 8 and 8 Plus will be done on the bezelless screen just like those on iPhone X.
An important question to the hearts of many investors is whether the new iPhone model released in 2018 supports touch ID (fingerprint recognition). The main reasons are (1) whether Face ID (Face Recognition) of iPhone X improves the user experience. (2) Technical problems that Apple has to deal with under-display fingerprint solutions. If you decide to return the Touch ID, Apple thinks it will replace Apple ‘s existing home button – based touch ID with an under – display solution to make it a higher screen – to – body ratio.
Today, under-display fingerprinting efforts face a major challenge of Apple’s 3D touch panel. That additional 3D touch layer will thicken the entire screen and use the finger scanner of the under display to degrade the accuracy of the scan.
But overall, Apple ‘s 2018 iPhone’ s future is not yet decided, it seems to be largely influenced by customer response to Face ID.
iPhone X will be pre-ordered on 27th October and will be sold in the store on November 3rd. That is when Apple receives feedback from its valuable customers.