While Face ID is perfectly fine, and with the changes and improvements Apple has made over the years, it’s a great way to protect your phone, it’s hard to deny that you’re using your fingerprint to unlock your smartphone . Unfortunately, it seems Touch ID may never return to Apple’s flagship iPhones.
According to a recent tweet from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he claims his earlier prediction of an in-display Touch ID for iPhone 2023 may no longer be accurate. He’s now saying the feature could even skip the iPhone in 2024, and given that we keep hearing about the feature being pushed back, we really should stop hoping for it at this point.
I previously predicted that iPhones would not support under-display fingerprint recognition/Touch ID until 2023 at the earliest. However, the latest survey shows that new iPhones in 2023 and 2024 may not adopt under-display Touch ID. Face ID with mask on iPhone is already a great biometrics solution.
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) March 30, 2022
Kuo suggests that Apple’s mask support for Face ID in the latest iOS 15 update could be the reason why the feature is being pushed back. One of the reasons fingerprinting is more convenient is that you don’t have to look at the phone to unlock it, and since many people still wear masks these days, it would give users an alternative way to unlock their iPhones.
In any case, Apple still uses its Touch ID capability in other products like its Macs and some lower-end iPads, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the company eventually switched to Face ID entirely.
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