If the iPhone 8's screen cracked...What would happen to the fingerprint sensor under the display

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DBZmusicboy01, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. ganja24 macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    There would have to be a fallback method of some sort, perhaps through Iris scanning/facial recognition.
  3. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2010
    the north, UK
    Fallback will be the same as currently, a passcode
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
  5. EM2013 macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2013
    iPhone 8 hasn't even been announced yet.
  6. epca12 macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2017
    You'll have to spend double the display replacement price :p
  7. jmpmntwnty3 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2007
    South Carolina
    Or maybe that's why there's (possibly) a fingerprint sensor on the back? Not to replace the one on the front, but as a fallback method (other than passkey) if you shatter the screen.
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    It Very well could happen. Because with the current home button as it is, it has a layer of sapphire over the button to protect it from scratches. So if the new home button is in embedded in the display, what if It gets scratched in that area and How it would be able to recognize your fingerprint through the display? So it is a very strong possibility that Touch ID could be on the back of the new iPhone.
  9. Sunny1990, Jun 12, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2017

    Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015

    Touch id will be integrated into the display Read this Claim!!! :-

    Apple may use a whole Sapphire front Glass for Touch ID and Display.
  10. Relentless Power, Jun 12, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2017

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    LoL. Why are you telling me "No" when I clearly assumed both possibilities? Where did I indicate Touch ID was confirmed on the back of the iPhone?.....I didn't. Because I clearly stated:

    Which means it's a possibility for both options, even if the rumor was true, we don't know that it is true. It's called speculation on a rumored website. Please take the time to Re-read my original Post.
  11. JohnApples macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2014
    People are very sensitive about the TouchID-on-back-of-phone topic. Apparently even mentioning the possibility of it happening freaks some people out lol.

    I do share your same concern though regarding the front glass. TouchID is covered by sapphire, so how would that translate to a "regular glass" screen? Even one tiny scratch could potentially screw it up.

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