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Reports confirm all three new iPhone in 2018 to include Face ID


A pair of reports have confirmed that Apple plans to integrate Face ID into all three of the new iPhone models it releases this year, 9to5Mac reports.

Both OLED flagship devices and the LCD iPhone will include the facial recognition system, ETNews and the Korea Herald report Apple is diversifying its supply chain for the modules.

LG Innotek will continue to be the main vendor, along with a growing Chinese smartphone component company and a Chinese semiconductor packaging company. Sharp reportedly failed to renew the deal for its part in the supply chain. Last month LG Innotek announced an investment of more than $800 million in camera modules for mobile devices, which is believed to be for increasing capacity to supply the new iPhones, according to 9to5Mac.

As previously reported, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in October of last year that all three new iPhones will include Face ID and not Touch ID.

Kuo also said in January that the iPhone X was a “strategic success” for Apple regardless of sales totals, because of the competitive advantage established by Face ID and TrueDepth.

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