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Apple Is Offering Optical Fingerprint Sensor Touch In The iPhone 8

Re-confirming a plethora of earlier reports, a new report claims that the 'new iPhone devices' will not sport a physical home screen button. The news report in Economic Daily News quotes sources in TSMC sources.

The report says that the 'new iPhone devices' scheduled to be rolled out in the second half of 2017 will come without a home button,' which brings the rumoured iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus in the radar.

TSMC at its 2017 NA Technology Symposium, which was held in Taipei on May 25 hinted at a number of design changes and new applications made for the forthcoming iPhone handset. The company is said to feature an optical fingerprint sensor for authentication on the screen.

The new iPhones are also expected to sport infrared image sensors 'to enhance the functionality of high-pixel camera' and for augmented reality applications, as per the report.

Furthermore, the report says that the upcoming iPhone 8 will come with 18.5:9 screen aspect ratio, moving of from the 16:9 ratio used in current and previous models. If true, one could expect a similar display like we've seen with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6.

The launch keynote of the iPhone 8, 7s and the 7s Plus will take place on September 17. It has been further mentioned that the device's sales will begin on September 25. However, it's still not clear if this is the date for the US or other regions and for which model.