While facial recognition is a feature that most smartphone manufacturers are trying to adopt in some way or another, with Apple leading that particular charge with the TrueDepth Camera system and Face ID, fingerprint sensors embedded in displays is also a major focal point for some companies.
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3D Touch is one of many features present in the iPhone lineup, but it might be one that might not be sticking around for too much longer, if rumors are any indicator.
After winning exclusive orders for Apple’s A12 chip for the 2018 iPhones, TSMC seems to have also won orders for the company’s A13 chips which will be used in 2019 iPhones and iPads. In fact, the report states that Apple plans to exclusively use TSMC as its supplier for at least the next two years.
Apple took a big leap in 2017 with the iPhone X. Although the company initially faced trouble with production, it managed to get things sorted within a few months. However, the demand for the iPhone X didn’t take off. It’s not clear if this was due to the presence of the cheaper iPhone 8 or lack of supply, but numbers tell us that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus did well than the iPhone X in the U.S.
Right now, the iPhone lineup boasts a dual camera setup on some of its models, that being the top-of-the-line option for folks who want to fork over the extra cash.
A supply-chain rumor claims that Apple will be switching to USB-C ports on its 2019 iPhone lineup. The report from DigiTimes is based on “sources at analog IC vendors” which essentially means its tough to verify the claims made in the report.
With this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference ready to start just one week away, most of the attention is being paid to what’s right around the corner. Most, anyway.