With the iPhone X, Apple has done away with Touch ID in favor of Face ID, a new security feature in which users have their faces instead of their fingerprints scanned to authenticate who they are before the iPhone is unlocked as well as to verify Apple Pay purchases. So the question is will this feature find its way to 2018’s iPhones?

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, it isn’t necessarily a done-deal and that it will hinge on whether or not the feature is well-received. “A key question on the minds of many investors is whether the new iPhone models to be launched in 2018 will support Touch ID (fingerprint recognition). We believe the key factors are: (1) whether or not Face ID (facial recognition) of iPhone X provide a positive user experience.”

Kuo also goes on to add that Touch ID could potentially remain and that Apple could also look to introduce an under-display sensor if they want to give its 2018 iPhones a higher screen-to-body ratio. This was a feature that was initially rumored for the iPhone X, but a recent report claims that Apple decided to not explore the feature because they felt that Face ID was the way to go.

While it does show a lot of promise, Face ID has yet to be put to the test since the iPhone X is only set for a release this coming November, and we’re sure that just like with Touch ID when the feature was first launched, many are rightfully skeptical, so here’s hoping that Apple will prove the critics wrong.

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