Apple might ditch the home button on the iPhone 8, but that would mean Apple’s fingerprint sensor would have to find a new home.
Workaround to this? We are hearing about optical fingerprint scanner into the phone’s display. That’s what DigiTimes reports, citing China’s Economic Daily News. (The source: Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, or TSMC, according to the report.)
Upcoming iPhone 8 is expected to shake up the phone world with changes to its hardware and software. If the iPhone 8 is the first to innovate this way, it’s a sure bet every other phone maker will follow.
The iPhone 8’s fingerprint sensor, which also controls TouchID pressure sensitivity. Some alleged factory renders show that Apple could move the sensor to the back of the phone, similar to what the Galaxy S8 did when it shrank its front bezels. Others believe that the sensor will be integrated into the display.
But, some reports suggests that Apple may have trouble making this happen because the technology is just not there yet.
In addition, the report claims that the iPhone 8 will get a screen ratio of 18.5:9, similar to other rumors. If true, this would give the next iPhone an almost 2:1 ratio, which means its dimensions could look a lot like the LG G6 or Galaxy S8.