Rumored iPhone 8 Touch ID Feature Might Be Cancelled & We're Devastated
iPhone 8 updates might be technology's most effective form of torture. Apple fanatics are eagerly waiting for confirmation about the device's features, prices, and release date, and each time a tech source so much as suggests something about the 10th anniversary phone, customers are sent into a tizzy. The latest rumor to upset the apple card? Brace yourself: Supposedly, the iPhone 8 might've cancelled fingerprint readers and Touch IDs, so essentially, minds everywhere are blown.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a go-to for all things iPhone 8, recently suggested in a new AppleInsider report that the company is scrapping these features -- or as Forbes calls it -- the tech giant's "biggest gamble." Many believed that the new device would include a large power button with touch id access, but it looks like this report is debunking that notion.
Before you completely question everything you thought you knew, understand that Apple's new phone will be the company's most anticipated product to date. Do you really think it'd be doing Steve Jobs justice without updated features?
The touch ID system will apparently be replaced and upgraded to a facial identification system which was leaked with Apple's own software, according to Forbes. Touch ID is so iPhone 7 — Face ID is the way of the future, folks. You have to keep up with the times.
If you thought the third quarter report on Aug. 1 was going to quell your feelings about the release, you're totally mistaken. Until Apple actually confirms — and not in tech terms — what customers can expect, you better believe everyone is going to be on the edge of their seats.
While this news might totally reshape the way you think about the phone, it's interesting to see how the device continues to change year after year. Can you imagine what we'll be in store for 20 years down the line?
Keep calm techies, you're almost at the finish line.