It looks like yet another rumour is saying that Apple will not be using Touch ID in its upcoming iPhone 8. Previous rumours suggested that Apple might put its fingerprint sensor at the back of the device, but the Wall Street Journal is now saying that due to production problems, the iPhone 8 will not have any fingerprint sensor at all.
The iPhone 8 is rumoured to feature an OLED display and minimum bezels. In order to do that, multiple reports says that Apple will remove its iconic Home Button from the device. Some says that Apple would embed Touch ID into the OLED panel however, the Wall Street Journal is now saying that this will not happen. Apple ran into production issues trying to embed Touch ID into the screen, which pushed production back by a month, and has led the Cupertino company to decide to remove it completely.
In addition to that, the delay rumour is in-line with TechCrunch’s latest report saying that the iPhone 8 will ship later than the iPhone 7s. They did not provide any timeline though, so hopefully the delay will not be too long. Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 8 at its event scheduled for next week, 12 September 2017. Some reports are saying that the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will be available for purchase starting from 22 September 2017 (in selected countries only).
“It’s unclear how long will separate the availability of the two different versions. Several reports have surfaced over the last few weeks pointing to supply issues and production glitches that could be the reason for the delayed.” — TechCrunch reports.