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touchidI can confirm the iPhone 8 looks stunning, I can also confirm it feels brilliant in-hand. But what I cannot confirm and what continues to divide my sources is whether Apple has a nasty surprise in store for potential iPhone 8 owners... As it stands most of my sources believe Touch ID will not feature on the iPhone 8 (putting huge pressure on ‘Face ID’), despite suggestions it could be hidden in a curiously enlarged power button. This is also the position backed in a new report from tech-focused equity spec "It is our belief at this time that fingerprint sensing will NOT [caps theirs] be included at launch”, states BlueFin. Though it concedes “We are still grappling with the touch ID/fingerprint sensing situation as we continue to uncover mixed messaging." BlueFin even goes so far as to theorise that Touch ID could be included but disabled at launch and unlocked by a software update in future. Apple has precedent for this with the late arrival of Portrait Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus via an iOS upgrade, but that is not on remotely the same scale as Touch ID. Interestingly the whole Touch ID dilemma is also thought to be at the heart of significant iPhone 8 production delayswhich will see only a few million units available in its first month on sale. Touch ID was meant to be integrated under the new OLED display, but Apple hasn’t managed this (just like Samsung failed with both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8) and further OLED yield issues have killed initial supply. more