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Touch ID Rumors

App News Rewind: 'iPhone 8" Touch ID Rumors Just Won't Go Away

Apple Rumors
July 23, 2017

The “iPhone 8” Touch ID rumors continue to dominate any talk about Apple as we head into the end of July. Could this be the feature that delays the handset’s launch significantly? Here’s a look back at the week that was.

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Sizzling summertime temperatures around the United States have a way of slowing things down in the technology world. In part because of this, the No. 1 Apple story remains the undetermined placement of Touch ID on the upcoming “iPhone 8.”

Where it stands. Just weeks before the handset’s apparent launch, it looks like Apple still hasn’t figured out how to successfully place an embedded fingerprint reader into the iPhone 8’s display. With no resolution forthcoming, we may not even see the handset announced until the final quarter of 2017.

One unconfirmed story this week suggested Apple’s prepping to reveal a second-generation iPhone SE in August, with its traditional iPhone launch event delayed until October.

A later report advises Apple might have no choice but to place a physical Touch ID button onto the back of the device.

With rumors also suggesting Apple’s having problems in the production of the so-called “iPhone 7s” and “iPhone 7s Plus,” it looks like things are dire as we head into August.

Are things really this bad? Apple’s once again the largest company in the world and it didn’t earn this title by being sloppy. I’m beginning to wonder whether Apple’s been planting these Touch ID stories in a brilliant game of misdirection. Hopefully, we’ll find out soon.

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It’s always simple to discover new apps thanks to AppAdvice’s Top Lists collection. We’ve got you covered with the Best Apps of the Week and Best Games of the Week features.

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During the past week, we also published four new game reviews, including:




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The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Black Hat USA continues through July 27 in Las Vegas.

On July 25, Motorola holds a press event in New York.

From July 25-26, San Francisco hosts the Wearable Technologies Conference USA.


We could see Apple launch iOS 11 beta 4 in the coming days, followed by the release of the third iOS 11 public beta. New beta versions for tvOS, watchOS, and macOS could also arrive.