Apple continues to think about a solution to the fingerprint scanner, said analyst Andy Hargreaves of KeyBanc. Hargreaves concludes that if Apple thinks facial recognition isn’t sufficient by itself for login and authentication, then a delay in the retail availability of the OLED iPhone is “very unlikely, but possible”.

We believe Apple’s facial recognition system solution should work from many angles and in low-light environments. However, it would not work without clear line of sight to the user’s face.

Even if this encompassed just 5% of login scenarios, it would mean that several times a day the new iPhone would perform worse at an elemental feature than older iPhones, which would risk pushback from consumers.

Further, we do not believe facial recognition would be initially qualified as an acceptable verification method for Apple Pay. While Apple could achieve this over time, the likelihood for an initial lack of Apple Pay could adversely affect demand.

According to rumors, Apple is struggling to integrate the Touch ID under the display and does not want to position it in the back or under the display. The reason for this is that the company plans to completely remove the physical Home Button to can place a much larger display.

Analysts say Apple has time until August to order the new iPhone 8 with a built-in Touch ID, otherwise it may face a risk of delay of the premiere. It is estimated that execution of the chip order will take about 12 weeks before entering the regular production capacity in late October or early November.

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However, before making this order, Apple must decide exactly how to implement the Touch ID functionality. It is also speculated that Apple plans to remove the Touch ID entirely and to rely only on face recognition system.

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