With the physical home button gone, Apple has to deal with the issue of where to place Touch ID. The most prevalent narrative is that the tech major is going to integrate a fingerprint reader underneath the iPhone 8’s display, perhaps using Apple’s patented light-based optical solution or its acoustic wave technology.
This is the best case scenario. If Apple doesn’t get over the problems it’s facing in trying to do this, it might be forced to relocate Touch ID to the rear or eliminate it altogether. Neither option will be popular among fans, so let’s hope the brand manages a breakthrough.
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