How can you make the iPhone any better? There are plenty of improvements that could be adopted, but I have always complained about the big ugly button taking over a huge portion of the phone’s front. Rumors suggest removing the now-iconic button is a step Apple is to take with the iPhone 8, allowing the manufacturer to reduce bezel space.
Accomplishing this may get a little tricky; there are two main rumors revolving this topic. One suggests the Touch ID sensor might be moved to the back (a la LG). The second murmur claims the fingerprint reader will be integrated into the screen itself, a process that seems to be running into yield issues, according to analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company:
For the 5.8-inch OLED version, the biggest bottleneck remains integrating an under-glass fingerprint sensor into the display— the current yield rate of Apple’s in-house AuthenTec solution remains low and AAPL seems unwilling to use other vendors’ products.
There is still some time before an announcement, but Apple does have to get things done relatively quickly. If these issues aren’t resolved soon, the company may be forced to go another route. Arcuri believes Apple could simply go with facial recognition, move the fingerprint reader to the back or delay production.
More news and rumors will definitely emerge, so let’s keep it tuned to TabTimes for more to come. What do you guys think, though? Which route would you like to see Apple taking?
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