(And they’ve done a few. Remember the Newton? That desktop that looked like an ice cube?)
"The news comes from none other than KGI Securities’ acclaimed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a new report obtained by AppleInsider Kuo said the integration of a fingerprint reader into the iPhone 8’s display has not only been 'cancelled' but Touch ID will be scrapped entirely from the phone."
But this would be a whopper. With face recognition only and no fingerprint ID, you’d have to be a contortionist to use Apple Pay.
“iPhone 8,” by the way, in case you haven’t been obsessing about your tech news recently, is the press’s designated name for a rumored tenth anniversary iPhone Apple is expected to introduce soon, along with an iPhone 7s and 7s+, named according to what has become a normal annual upgrade sequence. “iPhone 8” will probably not be the product’s eventual name but, hey, who can wait for anything around here?