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Analyst suggests that all 2018 iPhones should come with Face ID, but Touch ID can still survive

Ming Chi Kuo It's back! Just two days ago, the KGI Securities analyst who basically predicted Apple's world guru gave his views on sales of Apple's latest products. forward. Specifically: future iPhones and their forms of authentication.

As is well known, Apple has taken a very drastic step in recent weeks by introducing the most expensive and most powerful of all iPhones (the X) without a feature that had been tracking its mobile line for years, the Touch ID. In its place, we have an ultra-advanced facial recognition system (which they say, at least no one could test it after all) called Face ID; On the other hand, the new 8/8 Plus iPhones still come with a good old fingerprint system and don't bring face-reading technology.

According to Kuo, things could change next year: the analyst said that if the Face ID is well received by the public, Apple will implement a camera with TrueDepth technology (which allows face recognition and other features such as Animoji) on all iPhone models by 2018. In other words, unless the feature is a total failure in the eyes of users, we'll see Ma's entire future line of smartphones adopting Face ID.

However, this is not the only possibility, according to Kuo. He said that if the technology is not well accepted by the public (after all, there is a general perception that the Face ID is less accurate or reliable than its predecessor can predict people's reaction), Apple could shift gears and turn your attention to an old (unknown): fingerprint reading technology built into the screen.

Touch ID on the display, as we all know, the main character of a soap opera that stretched over the last year no one knew exactly if it would be implemented or not on the iPhone X, and ultimately Apple eventually dropped it. from the outside either because it failed to develop in time or because Face ID was already its main plan from the beginning. Now, even if its existence is in doubt, there is still hope that it may appear in the not too distant future.

All of this discussion, of course, touches another equally important one, that of the future of the iPhones line itself. To me, at least, it seems pretty clear that the shape and features of the iPhone X will be adopted as standard very soon; In other words, the Home button and the edges have a date set to die. The question remains when (it may be as early as 2018 or five years from now) and how we will unlock these infamous gadgets of the future.

Guesses?

via 9to5Mac