Poll: Where do you think the 2017 iPhone will have its TouchID sensor?

Where do you think the new iPhone will have its TouchID sensor?

  • Front, in a bezel area like always

    Votes: 4 19.0%
  • Rear

    Votes: 6 28.6%
  • Front, under/embedded in the display itself

    Votes: 10 47.6%
  • Edge, using a roller-type sensor

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • None, they are going to remove TouchID and use something else (retina scan, face recognition, etc)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other, explain in comments

    Votes: 1 4.8%

  • Total voters
    21
  • Poll closed .

ActionableMango

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Sep 21, 2010
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Keep in mind this vote is for where you think Apple will locate the touch sensor, not where you personally want it to be located.

If there are multiple models, I'm referring to whatever the most premium model iPhone will be.
 
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Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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Keep in mind this vote is for where you think Apple will locate the touch sensor, not where you personally want it to be located.

If there are multiple models, I'm referring to whatever the most premium model iPhone will be.
At this junction, I feel the touch ID sensor will be relocated to the back of the iPhone, at least for the rumored 5.8 OLED model. Mainly being I don't feel this will be the year that touch ID will be embedded into the display, as that transition is ultimately coming. With the touch ID being remapped to the back of the iPhone, it will at least allow purportedly for reduced bezels and more surface area for the display.
 

Starfyre

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Nov 7, 2010
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Clearly, everyone voting real seems to not have the faith that Apple will be able to put it on the front like its predecessors.
 

ActionableMango

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According to MR's guide for 2017 iPhone, "most rumors suggest Touch ID may be built directly into the display". But the recent rumors seem to indicate a rear location.

I see two possible explanations that there are multiple rumors for both locations:

(1) Apple was targeting in-the-screen, but couldn't pull it off in time. The rear location is the fallback plan. In-the-screen will come later.

(2) All models will lose the bottom bezel. However, the premium model will differentiate itself by having in-screen TouchID, whereas the normal models will have TouchID at the rear.