Apple may have solved the biggest challenge facing the favorite phone of most people.
Apple is said to have solved the problem of how to integrate a Touch ID optical sensor directly on the iPhone 8 screen, clearing an obstruction that stalled Samsung’s Galaxy S8.
The report comes from Chinese-language daily newspaper (EDN) via Mac Rumors, citing sources from the Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC), an Apple supplier.
Previous reports suggested that the iPhone 8 will be delayed beyond the expected September time due to difficulties with a fingerprint sensor. But EDN sources claim that Apple will be ready for launch in the second half of 2017, according to the plan.
The report also claims that the new iPhone will also feature “invisible infrared image sensors” to enhance its camera’s performance and enable new AR applications.
We’ve also heard about it, too – IR sensors can be used for a new way to unlock the phone through face recognition, along with the most fun games and selfie AR applications.