Apple is said to be facing issues with placement of Touch ID in iPhone 8, and several leaks in the past have suggested that the sensor will be present at the back of its upcoming flagship smartphone.
Now a report in Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN), via MacRumors, claims Apple has overcome this hurdle, and found a solution to successfully embed the Touch ID into the display of iPhone 8.
EDN quoted sources from Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), who confirmed the development at a technology convention held in Taipei.
Absence of a home button coupled with a redesigned bezel less edge-to-edge OLED display will further boost the screen size of iPhone 8, something a lot of fans might like.
“If true, news of Apple’s on-screen fingerprint recognition solution will come as a relief to watchers tracking the development of Apple’s “tenth anniversary” edition iPhone,” read the MacRumors’ report.
Further, iPhone 8 could come with an adjustable screen ratio of of 18:5:9 instead of previously rumoured 16:9.
“In addition to the fingerprint recognition, the sources claimed the new iPhones will also come with “invisible infrared image sensors to enhance the functionality of the high-pixel camera” and to enable augmented reality functions,” the report added.