Apple To Introduce In Display TouchID In iPhones Starting Next Year
Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones in the month of September this year. These devices will be upgraded versions of the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max respectively. While the launch of the smartphones is highly anticipated; leaks regarding the handsets have revealed that they will be just an iterative update over their predecessor. The company is instead expected to make some major changes with the iPhones starting next year. Now, in a new report, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Quo has revealed that at least one of the iPhones released next year may have an In Display TouchID. This suggests that the company may be planning on ditching the FaceID authentication feature soon.
In Display TouchID
As mentioned above, iPhones starting the year 2020 may sport an In Display TouchID; which is what Apple calls the fingerprint sensor in its smartphones. This would also result in a smaller front facing notch, which was introduced with the iPhone X in the year 2017. It means that the upcoming devices will see a significant increase in their screen to body ratio. However, the analyst also reveals that Apple may be planning to phase out the FaceID face authentication feature starting next year. It is expected to be fully removed from all the company’s smartphones until the year 2021. Unfortunately, it is not known if the upcoming in display TouchID will use an optical or an ultrasonic sensor for authentication.
Apple is expected to launch an entirely new lineup of handsets next year. These have been revealed to be iPhones with a screen size of 6.7 inches, 5.4 inches and 6.1 inches respectively. Notably, all the three new models may feature an OLED display, which was reserved only for the most premium devices in the lineup. While it is not certain, a fourth device, which will also have TouchID support may be exclusively launched in China alongside the 2020 series of iPhones. It is recommended to take these reports with a grain of salt, as it is unlikely that Apple will be giving up on FaceID after just 3 years of introducing it.