Apple’s upcoming iPhone will not feature a fingerprint sensor under its display, Forbes reported.
Like Samsung before it, the company could not get the technology working in time for the release of its next device – expected to be the iPhone 8.
Samsung placed its fingerprint sensor on the back of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, next to the rear camera.
The report added that the next iPhone may not have a TouchID sensor at all, with Apple focusing on 3D facial recognition.
AppleInsider recently reported on a patent Apple was awarded for technology that may be a replacement for TouchID.
It uses ultrasonic detection that reflects back to piezoelectric transducers which determine the image of what is touching the substrate.
Forbes also revealed what the design of the iPhone 8 would look like, posting photos online.
Apple reportedly plans to introduce three new iPhone models at an event scheduled for 12 September.