Look for Face ID to Replace Touch ID on All 2018 Apple iPhones

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2018 Apple iPhones

Bye, Bye, Touch ID

Apple Rumors

October 13, 2017

In news that shouldn’t come as a surprise, Face ID could replace Touch ID on all 2018 Apple iPhones, according to KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors).

According to the analyst, Apple has embraced Face ID as its authentication method. The reason? It will serve as a competitive advantage over Android smartphones for many years to come.

He explains:

We predict all new 2H18F iPhone models will likely abandon fingerprint recognition. We believe this change will allow all new models to realize a competitive advantage via differentiation, on the back of an integrated user experience of full-screen design and TrueDepth Camera/ Facial recognition/ Face ID/ AR applications.

Face ID officially arrives on the iPhone X, which launches on Nov. 3. Before it arrives on next year’s iPhones, Face ID will likely launch on 2018 iPad Pros earlier in the year.

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