No Rear True Depth Cameras For 2018 iPhone Lineup – KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo’s Latest Bit From The Apple World

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Oct 31, 2017
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For the tame Apple press, it’s all about the iPhone X today. Cupertino’s gadgets are treated like royalty, ensuring that a well developed fan base isn’t left disappointed at any level. True to form, we’ve also got KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo joining in on all the fun today. Kuo makes some strange, and dare we say, needless claims today. Take a look below to find out more.

Ming-Chi Kuo Believes That Next Year’s iPhones Will Not Feature A Rear True Depth Camera

FaceID, courtesy of True Depth puts Apple at the front of flagship smartphones. While 2017 was supposed to be all about edge-to-edge OLED displays, Apple stepped things up a notch. At the year’s start, rumors believed that we’ll get virtual fingerprint recognition. But producing displays that match quality standards and transmit fingerprint data simultaneously is a lot harder than manufacturers expected.

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So, the Galaxy S8/S8+ got awkwardly placed rear fingerprint sensors. And after the iPhone X launch, several folks claimed that Apple will chose facial recognition in favor of virtual fingerprint recognition. While only time will confirm that, Ming-Chi Kuo is back, on a completely irrelevant note.

If you were wondering, or had heard claims that next year’s iPhones will feature True Depth cameras at the back, Kuo’s here to remind you that you’re wrong. Of course, his purpose isn’t to comment on fan base speculation. Rather, the purpose of today’s reveal is to counter ‘market expectations’, meaning the stock market of course. True Depth is Apple’s true competitive advantage at the moment, and Kuo believes there’s no need for Cupertino to expand it further. He expects that it’ll take Android another year to catch up, news that is sure to serve Apple stock quite well.

Talking about relevancy, Kuo does believe that True Depth will make it on the iPad next year. If that materializes, then Apple just might get the tech ready for MacBooks as well, a segment where it really matters. Facial recognition on notebooks? Consider us sold. Finally, do expect all 2018 iPhones to feature front facing True Depth sensors as well. Hopefully, Apple will iron out all of its supply chain issues till then. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. We’ll keep you updated on the latest.

Source: 9to5Mac

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