The rumour mill has been spinning strangely over the last few months, at some points, we have heard that the iPhone 8 will come with an embedded Touch ID sensor and others have reported that it won’t.
Today another report was released by the Economic Daily News, via Digitimes that suggests that the iPhone 8 will feature an optical fingerprint sensor that will embed the Touch ID sensor right in the front of the phone’s reported OLED panel, citing the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as the source of the information.
This is a pretty good source as they are responsible for developing the new A11 processing chip that is also expected to be in the iPhone 8.
It does contradict previous reports that have suggested the Touch ID sensor will be at the back, but having one embedded will certainly be cool, according to the report it will show up on the OLED screen as a virtual home button, which you can place your finger on top of to unlock the phone and authorise payments.
The report has also mentioned that the phone will feature an infrared sensor on the front, which will reportedly be used for facial recognition. Other reports have suggested that this new iPhone 8 will feature an edge-to-edge display with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Of course, none of this is official yet but we expect that we should hear the official stuff from Apple before the end of the year.