Published: Thu, July 04, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

IPhone 11 design leaks confirmed, and it doesn’t look good

IPhone 11 design leaks confirmed, and it doesn’t look good

According to a recent report Apple is working on a new iPhone with an under the display fingerprint scanner, this contradicts what Apple has been doing with their Face ID. Meanwhile, Apple has asked its major suppliers to assess the cost implications of moving 15%-30% of their production capacity from China to Southeast Asia as it prepares for a restructuring of its supply chain, according to a Nikkei Asian Review report.

Could Apple be dropping Face ID in favor of an in-display fingerprint sensor for its next iPhone? Sure, iPhones still have their own follower-base, but for those with an open preference, now is also a good time to switch to Android, considering how innovative and interesting the market's gotten due to the cut-throat competition across all price segments.

It's already been suggested by some analysts that Apple needs to make a special iPhone model just for China in order to address the specific needs of Chinese users, moving away from its "one-size-fits-all" approach to product design.

However, as reported by AppleInsider, this rumour may not turn into reality and it would be best to take this piece of news with a grain of salt.

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Apple ditched its fingerprint sensor, Touch ID, for a more advanced facial authentication method, Face ID, on its current lineup of flagship smartphones.

However, there may also be more to Apple's adoption of in-display Touch ID than simply producing an affordable iPhone for Chinese consumers.

With the company's ugly 2019 iPhone redesign now a stone-cold truth, genuinely surprising news shows Apple is designing a very different iPhone which millions will want.

The report goes on to claim the new under-screen Touch ID device would be sold exclusively in China, a market which Apple competes heavily with manufacturers such as Oppo and Huawei. It's also unclear how much money Apple could really save by using an under-display fingerprint scanner instead of its TrueDepth cameras. For Apple, even using their last generation internal components would be an acceptable move because of how powerful Apple's processing and graphical abilities are.

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