It hasn’t been that long since the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were launched and already we’re hearing rumors about Apple’s 2018 iPhones. It’s now being claimed that the iPhone 8 successor is not going to have a Home button. That also means Touch ID will not be present on next year’s iPhones. This could pave the way for Face ID to land on handsets other than the iPhone X.

Apple ditched the Home button for the iPhone X and replaced it with a facial recognition system called Face ID. However, reports suggest that the company’s suppliers are having issues with producing components required for this feature.

That’s one of the reasons why the iPhone X is expected to be limited in supply at launch and possibly well into 2018 if the issues persist. If Apple is planning a similar move for the 2018 iPhones, it would only do so if suppliers are capable of keeping up with the demand.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is the one predicting that the 2018 iPhones will not feature a Home button and will thus not have Touch ID. Kuo has a good track record when it comes to predicting Apple’s hardware changes, but it’s too soon to be sure at this point in time.

Apple’s new iPhones won’t be due until the fall next year so we’re definitely going to hear a lot of rumors about them before they’re officially unveiled.

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