“IPhone 8”: Touch ID dream on screen seems dead; doubtful photo shows device with rear sensor

We skipped for a second the polemic screen cutout that no one knows how to be treated by Apple. The $ 8 million question about "iPhone 8" if Ma can, after all, implement a fingerprint sensor on the screen of the device itself. The previous answers to this profound questioning form a roller coaster of feelings, but now all roads seem to lead to a path possibly in what we want.

First, we had a word at the end of last week from the respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (from KGI Securities). According to the expert, Apple would have, after months of testing and research, finally decided to open Touch ID hand on the screen of your future flagship on the smartphone line. Apparently, Ma would focus its efforts on the security part of the device on another widely spoken technology: 3D face recognition.

Kuo does not specify, however, whether giving up on implementing the onscreen sensor would mean his complete absence on the "iPhone 8" or whether he would be relocated elsewhere on the device, such as the outside button or the back button. HomePod's leaked firmware doesn't mention the presence of Touch ID on the future device in no time, which has led many to believe that the technology will actually be filed from the next iPhone; another leak, however, may contradict this idea.


Today, a very suspicious image (above) appeared from the depths of a Chinese forum, showing a box of Foxconn (Apple's partner responsible for assembling most iPhones) containing handsets with a well-known silhouette. The strange vertically mounted camera system leaves no doubt (at least in the world of rumors) that we are seeing a flurry of “iPhones 8” (or at least its structure), but one detail catches the eye in particular: just below the Ma logo, the clipping that would be the new home of Touch ID.

Such a position is certainly not ideal for those who are already used to the convenience of a front sensor, but certainly not the usability nightmare commented by some much better, for example, than the solution adopted by the Galaxy S8. And considering that Touch ID on this handset would just be one of the onboard security technologies, maybe it's not yet time to kick.

This, of course, if the photo is real and you see this is a really big if. Concrete, therefore, we still have absolutely nothing.

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On the other hand, celebrated Apple guru John Gruber has a very plausible bet on what the iPhone 8 screen specs will be. According to the blogger, the D22 (internal code used by Apple as a reference to the future handset panel) will be a piece of 5.8 inches with resolution of 2436 × 1125 pixels, sufficient for a rate of 462 pixels per inch, rotating at 3x Retina resolution without magnification.

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The reasons for Gruber's "kick" are very well (and deeply) grounded in this post, but basically he claims that the iPhone 7 Plus, as well as all 5.5 inch iPhones to date, render the content to a higher resolution than supported by the screen itself, “shrinking” the interface elements so that there is consistency in the use of Ma's smartphones ie a button is basically the same size on an iPhone SE or an iPhone 7 Plus. This process saves battery and money for Apple (since the panels are cheaper), but the image quality suffers a bit even though this is not noticeable since the pixel density on the screen is very high.

Considering that 5.5 inch iPhones render the content at 2208 × 1242, just make a small rule of three to come to the conclusion that the “iPhone 8” has the specifications shown above and without any reduction in quality: each pixel show exactly what to show.

We are therefore left with only one question: and the blessed clipping?

via AppleInsider, TechnoBuffalo