Optical sensors would allow Apple to embed the Touch ID fingerprint reader beneath the next iPhone’s rumored OLED display panel.
Kuo predicts Apple will use optical sensors instead of the capacitive sensors that are currently used in the iPhone’s Touch ID fingerprint reader.
Kuo’s predictions line up nicely with the rumors that Apple’s upcoming iPhone will have a “full-face” OLED display with narrow borders.
According to Kuo, optical sensors can read fingerprints through thicker OLED panels than the current iPhone’s capacitive Touch ID reader, which needs to be exposed.
Kuo predicts that Apple is also looking to eventually replace the Touch ID fingerprint reader entirely with facial recognition, but we shouldn’t expect it for this year’s iPhone release.
Apple Selects Wistron as First India-Based Supplier of the 2017 iPhone
In preparation for OEM production, Wistron has expanded smartphone production capacity in Kunshan, eastern China, and in India.
“In a report by The Times of India last month , Apple was said to be looking into building an iPhone manufacturing plant in Bangalore, India with Wistron as a partner.
Apple has tapped manufacturer Wistron as the first major supplier in India for this year’s iPhone 8 , following multiple reports that the company has been looking into manufacturing its products locally in the country.
Still, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that India will keep an “open mind” for any future incentive requests from Apple.
Apple has reportedly selected Wistron to be the first OEM in India for new iPhones to be launched in 2017, while Foxconn Electronics and other makers will become second OEMs if demand increases.
Apple chip supplier Qualcomm could take a major financial hit if the former decides to withhold royalties until its $1 billion lawsuit is finished, an analyst noted on Monday.
Apple would benefit in the short term, potentially improving its gross margins by 2 percentage points.A Qualcomm loss could have further ramifications as well.
The latter’s chip, though, can only handle GSM-based networks , which could make it difficult or impossible to ditch Qualcomm entirely in the near future.
Assuming Apple is paying a standard royalty rate on the iPhone modem, Qualcomm’s earnings per share for this year could fall 32.5 percent, J.P. Morgan’s Rod Hall said in a memo obtained by AppleInsider.
In a public statement, Apple claimed that it’s been paying Qualcomm “at least five times more in payments than all the other cellular patent licensors we have agreements with combined.
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