The iPhone 8 is returning, most likely while not touch ID technology. According to data from KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst Andy James Hargreaves, Apple might not be ready to adopt the fingerprint reader of its new smartphone to the OLED show in time. As an answer to the matter, Apple ought to solely equip the device with biometric identification technology, that in theory won't be enough for Apple Pay users and different platforms.
It looks that all the issue faced by the Cupertino large is related to the very fact that the iPhone 8 has an infinite screen, which might need the touch ID to be incorporated into the screen. Sweet-faced with all the issues, it may be that Apple ends up taking the risk using facial recognition as an alternative. Despite this, the analyst does not believe that this type of technology qualifies as an acceptable verification method for Apple Pay. "While Apple could achieve this over time, the likelihood of an initial Apple Pay failure could adversely affect demand," he explained.
Hargreaves also said it seems "increasingly likely" that Apple will abandon the fingerprint reader, focusing on making the new iPhone available on the market in time. If Apple wants to solve the problem, production is likely to be postponed to October or November, which would frustrate everyone waiting for the official iPhone 8 preview in September.