Apple has confirmed that the iPhone 7 will feature an enhanced fingerprint sensor, as opposed to the older one used on previous iPhone models.
The fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 8 is still one of the biggest surprises of this year’s iPhone, but it’s been the subject of constant rumors and speculation since the device’s release.
The iPhone 8 will also feature a larger 3D Touch screen than the iPhone X, and will feature Apple Pay integration that will work with all Apple Pay apps.
We’ve previously seen the fingerprint sensor inside of the iPhone SE.
While the iPhone is only getting a small bump from its predecessors, it’s the first iPhone to feature the fingerprint scanner.
The scanner, which uses infrared light to detect fingerprints, has been in the spotlight in the last year, with various reports suggesting it will finally become more secure.
Apple also revealed that the fingerprint reader on the device will be able to detect up to 12 different types of fingerprints, including those from your palm, your thumb, your index finger, and the top of your head.
You’ll also be able create custom prints and images using Apple Pencil, which will also work with the fingerprint sensors in the other iPhone models, such as the iPhone 5s and iPhone 7 Plus.
The Apple Pencel scanner is also coming to the Apple Watch and the iPhone.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 are slated for a November launch, while the iPhone 4S and 4S Max will arrive in January.
The 7 and 8 models are expected to arrive in September, but that may be pushed back.
The first iPhone is now officially the iPhone 9, and it’s already starting to show up in retail stores around the world.