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

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  1. ganja24 macrumors 6502

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  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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

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    Fallback will be the same as currently, a passcode
     
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    iPhone 8 hasn't even been announced yet.
     
  6. epca12 macrumors regular

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

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    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 P6

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    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
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    NO!
    Touch id will be integrated into the display Read this Claim!!! :-

    https://www.macrumors.com/2017/05/26/tsmc-iphone-8-touch-id-integrated-display/
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    Apple may use a whole Sapphire front Glass for Touch ID and Display.
     
  10. Relentless Power, Jun 12, 2017
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    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

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    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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