Nodus, a case maker had previously worked with a Forbes reporter named Gordon Kelly to reveal the realistic iPhone 8 renders. Those renders had suggested that the iPhone 8 does not feature a front-mounted Touch ID sensor. At that time, it was speculated that the Touch ID sensor could be either embedded under the display or in the Power button of the iPhone 8. The case maker has released a few renders of the iPhone 8 yet again which suggests that it would be coming with a split status bar and it won’t be featuring a Touch ID sensor.
The new renders show the presence of a split status bar wherein the notch-like top-bezel that houses the sensors sits plush with the onscreen UI present on it left and right corners. As mentioned above, the iPhone 8 may not feature the Touch ID biometric sensor. Instead, Apple may introduce a 3D facial recognition feature that is allegedly dubbed as Face ID. It is expected to work accurately as it will be depending on the two iris sensors that will be present in the top bezel.
If Apple will be removing the Touch ID feature, it will have to convince the people on the accuracy of Face ID and teach the audience on how to use it to unlock the phone as well as make payments through it. Gordon is of the view that Apple may not kill the Touch ID feature on the iPhone 8 and it may come embedded under the elongated Power button.
The rumor mill has claimed that Apple had tried to incorporate the Touch ID sensor under the display of the phone. However, the Cupertino company has reportedly failed in its attempt which has led to delay in the production of the iPhone 8. Nevertheless, the iPhone 8 is pegged to come with plenty of new features such as vertical dual rear cameras, full-screen design and wireless charging which is also expected to be available on the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus.
Speculations are rife that an LTE enabled Apple Watch 3 would be also launched alongside the iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus and iPhone 8 in September. The Cupertino company is also speculated to be working on next-generation iPhone SE that is rumored to debut in the first quarter of next year.