KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new report that outlines some of his expectations with Appleâ€™s 2017 iPhone. The expected updates include some structural changes, in addition to new biometric identification technology.
Details from the note were published today by MacRumors.
Kuo, a notable analyst with a good track record when it comes to predicting Appleâ€™s hardware changes, outlined that Apple could be improving upon its 3D Touch ID technology for this yearâ€™s iPhone, in order â€œto complement its full-screen (zero bezel) form factor design.â€ He also notes that the phone could come with a flexible OLED panel, which would be accompanied by a metal structural part to prevent the OLED panel from deforming.
Kuo believes that the Touch ID system will be phased out in favor of a facial recognition system, although this could work in concert with a fingerprint reader if the â€œtechnical challenges cannot be overcome.â€