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iPhone 8 Mass Production to Commence in September – Custom Fingerprint Reader From Apple Reported

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Mar 3, 2017
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Rumors on what sort of security interface Apple intends to use on the upcoming iPhone 8 have been pointing in all directions. At one hand, it has been hinted that the iPhone 8 will get rid of Touch ID and incorporate a more sophisticated iris scanning technology while others are indicating a ‘function area’ where the home button used to be and that part will also double as a fingerprint reader. According to the latest report, Apple is making its own fingerprint security system rather than relying on the likes of Synaptics or Qualcomm.

Using Authentec Algorithms and Glass Tech, Apple Has Been Reported to Make Its Custom Fingerprint Sensor for the iPhone 8

Instead of relying on the likes of Qualcomm and Synaptics, Apple has been reported to be working on its own custom-made fingerprint technology that’s going to be found on the iPhone 8. Perhaps this is the reason why DigiTimes has reported that the iPhone 8 is going to go into mass production starting from the month of September since the tech giant might need some time due to testing and execution before the final product is ready to reach the masses.

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However, bear in mind that if iPhone 8 goes into mass production starting from the month of September, then it could mean the device might not officially go on sale until October or later. According to the report, the custom-made fingerprint sensor will be more complicated to produce.

The contents of the report claim that this ‘built-in’ component will apparently use biometric technologies such as ultrasound to work, rather than the capacitive sensor that we have seen with Touch ID. As for where it will be positioned, the sensor will most likely be placed in the ‘function area’ part of the screen, roughly the same location as where a Touch ID button would go.

Previous reports have claimed that there are going to be a total of three iPhones launched. The largest of them all, the 5.8-inch iPhone 8 will come with an OLED panel and will be the one that will be touting the design overhaul that we have been hearing about. For now, take this report with a grain of salt and we’ll update you guys in the near future.

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