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The iPhone X hits shelves on November 3. However, long before the smartphone was unveiled, there was much speculation regarding the features of the handset. One of the most debated topics about iPhone X was where the #Touch Id sensor would be placed on the device.There were rumors of the sensor being moved to the back of the phone, in a bid to make the iPhone X truly bezel-less. Some fans felt that the Cupertino-based company would incorporate the fingerprint technology under the OLED panel of the display. However, the #Senior Vice President of #Hardware Design at Apple, Dan Riccio, refutes these claims and says that Apple never intended to include the Touch ID on the iPhone X.

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What did Riccio say?

In an interview with TechCrunch, the Apple executive claimed that the company discovered Face ID technology to be much more secure and a better form of biometric scanning that the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. After reaching this conclusion, Apple started to focus entirely on the facial recognition module, in a bid to improve the technology further. Riccio claims the earlier rumors regarding the placement of the fingerprint sensor aboard the iPhone X were completely false.

There were speculations that Apple was unable to perfect the in-display fingerprint technology, which led to the company finally ditching the Touch ID in favor of Face ID. However, Riccio's statement indicates that the company never tried to place the fingerprint sensor under-the-display, on the rear-facing side, or on the sides of the iPhone X.

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According to analysts, the Cupertino-based company is slated to house the same Face ID technology in all of the iPhone models to be released in 2018. However, it remains to be seen just how well the sensor performs when the iPhone X reaches the consumers' hands on November 3.

One analyst managed to predict Face ID

Even though most of the fans and industry insiders were speculating where the Touch ID would be placed on the 10th-anniversary iPhone, one KGI Securities analyst predicted the inclusion of facial recognition technology on the iPhone X. In an investor's note, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, claimed in February this year that the iPhone X may exclude the Touch ID completely. Instead, it would come with an advanced facial recognition module. Kuo even correctly predicted that there would be two models of the iPhone X. The base variant will include 64 GB of flash storage, whereas the premium model will offer 256 GB of internal memory.