According to information from Bloomberg, the Touch ID fingerprint reading technology will not nestle under the iPhone 13 despite tests carried out by Apple. It will obviously be necessary to wait for the next generation of iPhone to benefit from it.
It allowed you to unlock your smartphone at the Apple or validate the payment of your purchases. The Touch ID fingerprint reader was, however, absent subscribers since the iPhone SE of 2020. Instead, the Face ID system was imposed on the iPhone. But this facial recognition system has been regularly singled out for its impractical operation and its difficulty in recognizing a face decked out in a mask.
To the point that a survey indicated at the end of last year that 79% of iPhone users wanted the return of Touch ID. Some were hoping for a return of the fingerprint reader under the screen of future iPhone 13. Tests have indeed been carried out in this direction. Corn Touch ID won’t come back this year, says Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, always well informed about the Cupertino company’s products.
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Touch ID: towards a return in 2022
On the other hand, it is rather the future iPhone 14 which will be able to benefit from Touch ID, estimates the specialist of the Apple. Information also advanced by the illustrious analyst Ming-Chi Kuo last June. According to him, the 2022 iPhones will be well embellished with the famous fingerprint sensor that will nestle under the screen. Interestingly, Mark Gurman indicates that Apple is working on a new way to implement Face ID. The objective would therefore be to integrate the TrueDeph sensors directly under the screen, at least for the most premium models.
The latter would therefore be relieved of the famous notch which is far from unanimous among users. This will notably be much less imposing on future iPhone 13. In the future, entry-level iPhones would have a notch for Face ID and / or a Touch ID reader under the screen, according to Gurman.