Apple recently unveiled the iPhone X that comes with FaceID face recognition technology to unlock the phone. It uses TrueDepth camera system made up of a dot projector, infrared camera and flood illuminator. Now, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has published a new research note that Apple will be focusing more on the FaceID for 2018 iPhones.
Apple is likely to bring the TrueDepth front-facing camera and Face ID functionality to all of its iPhone devices next year. The company is likely to ditch Touch ID altogether, if the FaceID technology in the iPhone X gets a positive response from customers. However KGI also notes, if the Face ID “fail to impress consumers,” it’s likely that Apple will turn its attention to the development of under-display Touch ID.
Apple is also struggling with the 3D Touch module because it takes the complete display, making the panel thicker and resulting in a reduced accuracy for the on-screen fingerprint sensor.