Apple to drop Touch ID in favour of facial recognition on ALL future iPhones, expert claims

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When the iPhone X was launched it made a huge change when it dropped the Home button and with it the TouchID biometric authentication.

Fingerprint scanning has been used on most smartphones for the last few years and it is used to access a variety of different apps.

The fact that Apple has taken this massive step could be a sign that the future for fingerprint scanning is bleak and it is expected to be dropped for all future iPhones.

Respected analyst, Ming-chi Kuo of KGI Securities, has explained that he expects the feature to be completely phased out over the next 12 months.

“We predict all new 2018 iPhone models will likely abandon fingerprint recognition,” he told investors this week.

“We believe this change will allow all new models to realize a competitive advantage via differentiation, on the back of an integrated user experience of full-screen design and TrueDepth
Camera/ Facial recognition/ Face ID/ AR applications.”

The “TrueDepth” camera appears to be at the crux of the future plans. The camera will be on the front of the iPhone X and is capable of creating complex 3D images of the user’s face which will offer a higher level of security than fingerprint scanning.

It was recently reported that all manufacturers of Android devices such as Samsung, Google and LG are some way behind Apple in being able to use this type of technology on their own models.

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