Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities is at it again with more rumours regarding the next iPhone from Apple. The analyst says that the Cupertino company will adopt new biometric sensors, as well as new 3D Touch technologies that will work better on the rumoured OLED display.
First up, Kuo says he believes that Apple will replace its current capacitive Touch ID sensor with an optical fingerprint sensor. This rumour is in-line with reports saying that the next iPhone will come with a new full-screen OLED display. With a new optical fingerprint sensor, it means that Apple can embed it directly on the OLED display itself, eliminating the need for a physical Home Button.
Ming-Chi Kuo also says that Apple will look into alternative biometric sensors to completely replace the need of a fingerprint sensor however, this could come at a later date. Kuo says that Apple could do so by using new facial or iris recognition systems.
On a separate report, Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple will also use a new 3D Touch technology on its next iPhone. He says that since the next OLED iPhone will use a flexible display, which allows it to curve around the sides, this would make it incompatible with existing 3D Touch technology found on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7. To solve that problem, Apple will switch from a “FBCB sensor to a film sensor”, which also offers higher sensitivity and a wider range of 3D Touch pressure levels.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone. Everyone is expecting the company to launch a brand new iPhone with exiting changes. We’ve already seen quite a number of rumours like new larger OLED and bezel-less display, steel and glass design, and no more home button, if all these come true, will it be enough to convince you to change to an iPhone?