Is the end for Touch ID in iPhones near? South Korean analyst claims it is
The statement is not surprising given the rumours that have been circulating regarding the termination of fingerprint feature
Apple may cease to provide Touch ID fingerprint reader in its upcoming models. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new models will only have FaceID, the facial recognition security feature.
According to a report in TNW, South Korea-based Kuo had claimed that the future of the Touch ID feature in Apple is quite uncertain, given the introduction of Face ID in Apple’s iPhone X.
He had earlier said that the company is keen on knowing the response of public to the new Face ID feature and that the future models will carry both biometric features i.e. Face ID and Touch ID.
But now he has made it clear that the Touch ID feature will cease to exist in the future. He said that '3D sensing feature is a key selling point for future iPhone models and the company would indeed try to capitalise on its clear lead in 3D sensing design and production for smartphones.’The statement is not surprising given the rumours that have been circulating regarding the termination of fingerprint feature. As no confirmation has come from Apple, the rumours will only end when Apple releases its next iPhone.