Update: Yes, Apple's flagship iPhone completely replaces Touch ID with facial recognition technology. Face ID will launch on the iPhone X with iOS 11.
Up to 10 prototypes of the iPhone X have been tested by Apple. According to analysts and supply chain leaks, the company is finally taking the plunge into facial recognition.
Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S8, which can be unlocked using a photograph of a person's face, the iPhone X includes 3D face scanning capabilities.