There have been countless reports suggesting that Apple is not going to include a Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the iPhone 8. The company’s new flagship smartphone is expected to feature a 3D face scanner instead. The latest reports out of South Korea suggest that the iPhone 8’s 3D face scanner will be able to scan the user’s face “in the millionths of a second.”

What that basically means is that it’s going to be very fast. Users won’t notice any lag and the handset will be unlocked as soon as the scanner reads their face.

Apple is believed to be doing away with the Home button on the iPhone 8 since it’s likely going to be the very first iPhone from the company that has an OLED display. The screen-to-body ratio of the next iPhone is said to be quite impressive so it’s possibly going to have a nearly bezel-less display. Apple will have to remove the Home button if it wants to stretch out the display to all four edges.

Some have expressed concerns over Apple’s expected decision to do away with the Touch ID fingerprint scanner in favor of the face scanner. However, multiple reports suggest that Apple has been working hard to ensure that the face scanner on the iPhone 8 can securely identify the user’s face quickly and that too at various angles.

None of this has been officially confirmed by Apple as yet so take it with a grain of salt. Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhones at an event next month.

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Apple iPhone 8
1334x750 IPS LCD
Price (approximative)
~$795 - Amazon
12 MP
F1.8 Aperture Size
Image Stabilization
148 g
1821 mAh
Removable Battery
Launched in
A11 Bionic + None
Storage (GB)
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