All 2018 iPhones to feature Face ID; report

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple may kill off Touch ID in iPhones

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All 2018 iPhones to feature Face ID; report Apple plans to replace Touch ID with Face ID. (Getty Images)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  October 15, 2017

Apple's newest facial recognition security software, Face ID, may feature in all iPhones next year.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in an investor note that Apple plans to replace its current fingerprint technology in favour of Face ID in all iPhones released in 2018.

Kuo had previously noted that the popularity of Apple's Face ID feature will depend on the reaction of iPhone X buyers, however he now predicts the feature will be a ‘key selling point' across all new 2018 iPhones.

Not only will the iPhones all feature Face ID, Kuo also says that Apple will kill off the Touch ID fingerprint recognition all together, which has been part of the iPhone since 2013.

Face ID uses a TrueDepth Camera system made up of a dot projector, infrared camera and flood illuminator and using the A11 Bionic chip it allows accurate scanning of the face.

Apple's high-end iPhone X will launch in the UAE on 3 November, costing AED 4099.

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