That claim seems rather unfathomable at this point considering how Touch ID is so tightly integrated into iOS, iPhone/iPad security and the Apple Pay system. The iPhone generates almost two-thirds of Apple's sales, and has become a central hub for products like the Apple Watch, Apple TV, and the new HomePod. Instead of moving it to the back or putting it on the Power key, Kuo believes that Apple will replace the fingerprint reader with a 3D sensing selfie camera. ProMotion displays are capable of updating at a higher refresh rate which dramatically reduces motion blur especially when scrolling.
It was also rumored that Samsung would integrate the Galaxy S8's fingerprint sensor into the display but since the technology wasn't ready, the company made a decision to relocate the component to the back of the device. The new phone will have glass on both the front and back that curves at the edges.
However, the feature may not be ready in time for this year's models, according to the report. For starters, there will be three iPhones: the usual 4.7 and 5.5 models with LCD panels (7s and 7s Plus) along with the OLED-packing iPhone 8. The new 3-D sensor is being tested for the OLED version. The tip comes from anonymous people familiar with Apple's product speaking with Bloomberg. The non-OLED phones will be more readily available than the revamped phone at launch because of supply constraints, Bloomberg News has reported. The new device will have slimmer side bezels around the screen and eliminate the physical home button in favor of a virtual software-based button. Kuo in the note basically said that Apple won't be able to make the Touch ID sensor work with the handset's design.
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The report cites a new dedicated chip internally referred to as the Apple Neural Engine which will help drive the ProMotion display as well as artificial intelligence tasks.
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