There is early excitement for the iPhones releasing in 2018 and Apple is likely to ditch Touch ID feature and move to Face ID, said reports.

Despite initially believing Apple might re-adopt the fingerprint technology – an identity sensor that makes it easy for the user to get access to the device – it is now likely that all 2018 iPhones will move to Face ID, 9to5Mac reported.

“3D sensing will be a ‘key selling point’ of all new 2018 iPhone models,” Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI Securities analyst was quoted by 9to5Mac.

Ming said although Apple currently faces manufacturing difficulties with 3D sensing, ‘TrueDepth’ cameras and Face ID will help Apple capitalise on its clear lead in 3D sensing design and production for smartphones.

However, according to Ming’s report in September the company had not entirely moved away from Touch ID.

Meanwhile, the company’s newly-launched iPhone 8 is facing problem of swollen batteries and incidents have been reported from Taiwan, Japan China, Canada, Greece and the US.

The tech giant would be praying that a full batch is not affected, which would mean recalling units, ruining the whole reputation built around iPhones for years.

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus went on sale on September 22 and the company was yet to release figures for the early sales of the devices. The pre-orders for “super-premium” iPhone X will begin on October 27, with shipping starting November 3.