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Apple: Touch ID was never planned for iPhone X because Face ID is the future

October 31, 2017

When the iPhone X rumor mill began churning everything seemed to suggest Apple tried to fit a Touch ID sensor under the display, but failed. Now Apple is flatly denying those rumors, saying it spent “no time looking at fingerprints” for the iPhone X at all.

The comment comes from Apple Senior VP of Hardware Engineering, Dan Riccio, as part of TechCrunch’s iPhone X Review. Here’s the relevant excerpt:

“Arguably the toughest challenge that we had is to replace Touch ID,” Apple’s Dan Riccio says. “It was very, very hard. If we were going to replace it we wanted to replace it with something that was at the end of the day both better and more natural.”

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