Apple Reportedly Working On In-screen Touch ID For 2020 IPhones

Posted: Sep 11 2019, 10:12pm CDT | by , Updated: Sep 11 2019, 10:15pm CDT , in Technology News

 

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Apple reportedly working on in-screen Touch ID for 2020 iPhones

Apple could resurrect the Touch ID next year.

Before Apple unveiled its new line of iPhones, the iPhone 11, a report has suggested that the company is developing in-screen fingerprint scanning for its 2020 iPhones.Five days before the much awaited Apple event where the new line of iPhones is expected to be unveiled, a new report suggests that the company is developing in-screen fingerprint scanning for its 2020 iPhones.

People familiar with the plans told Bloomberg News that the company has been closely collaborating with its suppliers outside the U.S. on the plan.

The plan is to have a fingerprint reader embedded in the screen to allow iPhone users to unlock their phones by touching any part of their display, the report said. The news outlet’s sources added that Apple is not planning to let go of Face ID, but is instead looking to have both capabilities together. As you know, the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max all have Face ID.

If confirmed, the upcoming in-display technology could be launched sooner than we earlier expected. In early August, we spotted a report by MacRumors, citing Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who predicted that Apple will roll out an in-screen Touch ID technology for iPhones starting 2021.

However, Bloomberg’s sources said the release could be pushed back to 2021. The newswire added that Trudy Muller, a spokesperson for Apple, declined to comment.

Apple killed off Touch ID when it introduced the Face ID feature across the iPhone X range. The company first launched the Touch ID feature in 2013 with the iPhone 5S. It came after Apple acquired fingerprint scanning expert AuthenTec Inc. The last iPhone line to have the feature is the iPhone 8.

With the Touch ID, iPhone users are able to unlock their phones by simply placing their thumb — or any finger they assigned — to their home button. It was also used to unlock some apps and to approve payments and app downloads from the App Store.

The report comes just days after the Nikkei reported that Apple is planning to bring back budget phones like it did when it launched the iPhone SE in 2016.

It may be too early too tell, but we would definitely be keeping an eye out for more speculations before the new iPhones are launched.

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