The tenth anniversary Apple iPhone is due to make its debut sometime towards the end of the year. If all goes well, users should have their iPhones late September. But there’s a cloud looming over Cupertino and it’s one that comes and goes depending on who’s reporting. There have been rumors surrounding Apple’s ability to embed Touch ID technology into the display. Apple isn’t the only one trying to work fingerprint reading on the glass. Samsung was also working on it but had to scrap it last minute to release the S8 on time.
Which brings me to my opinion: Apple shouldn’t release the new iPhone without working out the bugs in the on screen Touch ID implementation. The fact of the matter is, Samsung, HTC, Google, LG, and other Android smartphone makers have consistently had features before the iPhone. If Apple were to work out the kinks in this technology and release it on this iPhone, it would actually be something they could say they did before the major competition.
Yes, while the major players still haven’t figured it out, a small company named Vivo has, at least it seems that way. While Vivo looks like it has things moving in the right direction, being first to market with the tech is what counts and Vivo’s device isn’t on the market. Of course, there is still the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 that is slated to debut in August. We still don’t know what Samsung has in store with that flagship.
The latest iPhone may have to be delayed by a few months, but I think it’s a small price to pay to get that tech working and on the market. They also can’t wait too long, delaying a product like this could lead to a ding in sales. It’s a fine line to walk for sure and Apple can only hope that Vivo and Samsung won’t beat them into the hands of consumers.